Dr. Shraddha Kumbhojkar is Senior Lecturer and Head of the post-graduate department of History at the Tilak Maharashtra University, Pune, India. Her areas of research include Vedas, Western India, Historiography and caste and gender discriminatory practices in contemporary India. She has done a Masters degree in History and another Masters in Sanskrit. Her doctoral dissertation at the University of Pune dealt with the reconstruction of India’s past by the nationalist leaders of the anti-colonial struggle. She is presently engaged in a UGC Major Research Project that explores the interrelationship between the ideals of secularism and tolerance that the textbooks try to impart and the practices of communal discrimination and hatred that are evident even among the teen-age students. Dr. Kumbhojkar has presented several research papers in Europe, Asia and Australia. Her latest book is “Nationalism, Literature and Creation of Memory” 2008.