History is always difficult to be judged. Impacts of events can be debated but what about events which could not occur because of deaths of key players?. For e.g. aurangzeb is infamous of his extreme religion ideology which is said to be one of key era in Indian history. Dara who was more secular was chosen to be king but aurangzeb made sure that he became the king and rest as they say is history. What if dara would have succeeded in becoming the king?. How would things be then?. It is If and but question…
Yesterday I was reading outlook magazine which had article of congress attempt to write history of Indira gandhi era. Party which has living gods in form of gandhi parivar , can’t be expected to critize or even highlight flaws in member of gandhi parivar , especially Icon like Indira gandhi. Congress for a change seems to have done that by looking into Indira Gandhi , her insecurities and her impact of making congress weak in states , especially uttar pradesh.
Congress still manages to win elections but is not as powerful as it used to be in many states , especially northern states like up, bihar. Indira gandhi is considered to be most powerful prime minister by majority of Indians but system of corruption , system of dynasty and loyality to gandhi parivar got established as virtue during her era only!!!!!!!!!.
According to leading historian , Mr Ram guha , Indira gandhi was planning to settle down in london but unfortunate death of Lal bahdur shashtri made her stay back. What if shashtriji would have survived?
Coming to her dad , what is subhash chandra bose would have survived air crash and come back to India. He was highly popular , selfless and great leader. Would nehru have had still managed to hold his ground?. It is again matter of If and but. Similarly what if bhagat singh wont have become martyr so early in his life?.
Another If and but is death of sanjay gandhi. Rajiv never planned to be in politics. What if sanjay wont have died in ill fate crash?. Again what if , rajiv gandhi would have survived and living today?.
India has had a long history and there are many such if and buts which has had its impact of its citizen. Decision of few has had huge impact of billion plus population and unfortunate death of few has resulted in India taking path which might not have been the case if particular deaths wont have occured. Isn’t it?