History is useful knowledge of the past, especially it it is applied to the present, for the benefit of a large number of people.
So, contrary to common student belief, history is not just mugging up useless dates and dead facts from the remote past to pass exams!
This post is about one such useful application of historical knowledge. Click on Traditional water harvesting systems in the Thar desert to see in operation, a scientific system of water conservation that is over 700 years old!
If you watch this video, you will understand how ancient systems of water harvesting have helped to provide water in the barren Thar Desert by the ingenuity and perseverance of Shri Anupam Mishra:
Now, you have read a lot of history in your textbooks. Is there anything you have learnt, that you can apply in your own family or society, to improve present conditions or solve an existing problem?
Let me have answers to this Historical Challenge in your Comments!