Can Muslims Be Trusted With Writing Indian History?
It is often absent-mindedly said that any Muslim holding a degree in history is competent to write books on Indian history. That is a mis-conception. There is a test for it. Has that Muslim looked into the genealogy of his own family history to determine and reveal when and under what circumstances his ancestors turned Muslim? If he is unable to evince enough curiosity and desire to find out the truth of the matter, then obviously he should be considered disqualified to write on a much greater subject such as the history of India under Islamic rule!
Medieval Muslim court-chroniclers had no such pretensions. They openly and invariably referred to Hindus not as Hindus but in vile abusive terms such as 'dogs, scoundrels, wretches, infidels, thieves, robbers,' etc. That habit still persists where Muslims feel free to expose their Islamic hearts, as in Pakistan and Bangladesh. Modern writers, teachers, professors and speakers have carefully and conspiratorially hidden that aspect of Islamic conduct from the Indian public.