Rethinking Pakistan and India's shared history
It's based on a whole new history book for schools and it combines the narrative on the same historic events, as told by the different sides, printed side by side, for an understanding into each others view... In a unique project, a group of young people place two versions of history taught in textbooks in India and Pakistan in order to introduce an alternative, neutral narrative to the students. Accounts of major events have diverged widely. The initial project was launched last year, and proved a huge success in schools in both India and Pakistan. Now a new book by the same group, will look at prominent figures who are heroes in one country are villains in the other. Qasim Aslam co-founded The History Project with Ayyaz Ahmad.
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