Mumbai: An unique exhibition held at St. Xavier’s college on Monday to commemorate 100 years of World War I. The exhibition “Avoidable Apocalypse” organised by students of department of History highlight different perspectives of the two main world wars which have not given much importance in the textbooks. The question asked by the students through their 15 odd exhbits is, ‘cause of apocalypse’ and whether it could have been avoided. “We got to explore the sensitive sides of world war era which not many people talk about.
Our textbooks teach us what happened on the war front, countries involved, dates of wars, causes and consequences. However, rarely to they mention about the personal sides and perspectives of the soldiers fighting on the war front or even the women who handled the situation back home” says Zil K Gala, student of First Year Bachelor of Arts (FYBA). People were made aware of the importance of history and how it plays a steering role in keeping check on the mistakes caused in the past.