The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India by Vinay Lal

The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

byVinay Lal

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A radical contribution to the understanding of Indian history as a discipline, this book explores the politics of history-writing in modern India. It narrates the engagement of a civilisation with the historical sensibility and modaility. In doing so, it asserts that history, in order to beunderstood better, has to deploy the language of the layperson in India, and interact with the mythic, the a historical, and the folk. This edition has a new afterword, in which the author sums up some of the important developments in current debates on history-writing.

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Vinay Lal is at Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.
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Title:The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern IndiaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:338 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.79 inPublished:June 16, 2005Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195672445

ISBN - 13:9780195672442

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