History used to be a set of facts and dates that we learnt up for exams.
Then people began to ask the uncomfortable questions: whose history was it, who recorded it?
How much could we trust in that particular version of events.
History as fiction and fiction as history became a part of our ways of looking at the past.
The most valuable resource of information remains people and many people still live today
who experienced historical events. Thus when older bloggers take to cyber space we could potentially
know of someone who saw Hitler personally or who worked with Churchill.
Meanwhile I read of the country’s first Oral History Association of India which will
be inaugurated in Bangalore on Monday. http://www.indianexpress.com/news/words–of-mouth/1194660/0