“Romila Thapar’s appointment to Library of Congress opposed”:http://www.rediff.com/us/2003/apr/25us1.htm
bq. regards to India, she is an avowed antagonist of India’s Hindu civilization as a well-known Marxist. She represents a completely Euro-centric worldview. I fail to see how she can be the correct choice to represent India’s ancient history and civilization. She completely disavows that India ever had a history. The ongoing campaign by Romila Thapar and others to discredit Hindu civilization is a war of cultural genocide. By your unfortunate selection of Thapar, America is now aiding and abetting this effort.
Why would you want to oppose an eminent historian ? Take a look at Rajeev Srinivasan’s article in Rediff, “Historicide: Censoring the past… and the present”:http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/jan/03rajeev.htm