History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Hardcover | September 15, 2011

byMichael Gottlob

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This book discusses the developments in modern historiography and historical culture in India. It explores the relationship between history and politics with special regard to the question of cultural diversity. The author examines the on-going debates and trends of history writing inIndia-scientific and political claims in the rewriting of history; methodology and the public use of history; historical instruction for the education of citizens; and issues related to collective memory and pluralistic identity. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of history and politics. It will also interest general readers.

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This book discusses the developments in modern historiography and historical culture in India. It explores the relationship between history and politics with special regard to the question of cultural diversity. The author examines the on-going debates and trends of history writing inIndia-scientific and political claims in the rewriti...

Michael Gottlob is a free-lance researcher based in Italy.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 1.02 inPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Preface1. Scientific and Political Claims in the Rewriting of Indian History: Stages of an On-going Controversy2. Methodical Research and Practical Orientation3. Historical Instruction for Citizens4. Collective Memory and Pluralistic IdentityGlossaryBibliographyIndex