ДРУГОЕ ПРОШЛОЕ. ИСТОРИЧЕСКАЯ ПОЛИТИКА И ИЗМЕНЕНИЕ ИСТОРИЧЕСКОЙ ПАМЯТИ В СОВРЕМЕННОЙ ИНДИИ
Government of India, lead by Bhataria Djanata, sets grand tasks on modernization of the country while on a race to become 3rd economy of the world. This requires mobilization of the whole Indian society. National unity is vital for successful realization of such tasks. To create national unity power elite, attempt various control methods such as historical politics and modification of historical memory. The government attempts to reinforce mobilization of Indian society through new historical grounding, using Hindutva as a new ideology. A new official version of the past is being formed, and attempts are being made to make it stick through the educational system. History and historical mythology are actively used for dealing with current political problems. Historical politics, performed by BDP, is directed to fix new heroes and leaders of the nation, as well as new mythology in the public consciousness. Mass Media criticizes traditional leaders a specially heads of INС. Colossal monuments are being built across the country devoted to new leaders and mythological heroes. Construction of historical memory is widely applied to resolve domestic and international policy tasks. History and historical memory of the society undergoes transformation and becomes an arena for fighting with political enemy.