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Scientific and Political Claims in the Rewriting of Indian History: Stages of an Ongoing Controversy

Michael Gottlob

in History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072485
eISBN:
9780199080731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072485.003.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter gives an overview of the chain of public controversies about the interpretation of history. At the same time it systematically investigates the interrelations between the cognitive and ... More


Collective Memory and Pluralistic Identity

Michael Gottlob

in History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072485
eISBN:
9780199080731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072485.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter is divided into three parts. The first discusses the emergence of communalist interpretations of Indian past and their political implications. It also relates to the Indian scepticism ... More


History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Michael Gottlob

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072485
eISBN:
9780199080731
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072485.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

This book provides an insight to the teaching and writing of history in postcolonial India. It traces the different events that shaped postcolonial Indian historiography like the textbook ... More


Introduction

Andrew Lipman

in The Saltwater Frontier: Indians and the Contest for the American Coast

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300207668
eISBN:
9780300216691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300207668.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book covers territory that Americans might think they know all too well: the Northeast in the seventeenth century. By ... More


India to 1858

Robert E. Frykenberg

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

Most of the work which focused on events in India before 1858 gradually became more localized, occasional, mundane, or antiquarian in character. In the 20th century, new histories about India before ... More


Introduction

Nancy Shoemaker

in A Strange Likeness: Becoming Red and White in Eighteenth-Century North America

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195167924
eISBN:
9780199788996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167924.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book's most valuable sources were the Indian speeches recorded during 18th-century diplomatic councils held between American Indians and Europeans. These speeches give an Indian voice in a time ... More


Introduction

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

in TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

From around the turn of the twentieth century, Indians began to question the colonial assumptions in imagining and narrating India’s past. This chapter provides an overview of the themes surrounding ... More


TALKING BACK: The Idea of Civilization in the Indian Nationalist Discourse

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075042
eISBN:
9780199080816
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075042.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Colonial histories of India were largely monologues. From the turn of the nineteenth century, Indians began to ‘talk back’, questioning colonial assumptions and narratives of India’s past. This book ... More


The History of History: Politics and Scholarship in Modern India

Vinay Lal

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195672442
eISBN:
9780199081929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195672442.001.0001
Subject:
History, Historiography

History and historians in India have gained prominence in the public sphere in recent years. The undisputed ascendancy of history in modern India may be briefly gauged by two developments. The first ... More


Science, Scientists, and the History of Science in India (1966–94)

Dhruv Raina

in Images and Contexts: The Historiography of Science and Modernity in India

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198068808
eISBN:
9780199080113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198068808.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter reviews a genre of the history of science appearing in the Indian Journal of History of Science that strictly observes the internal-external divide. One of the elements of this review is ... More


Ceylon (Sri Lanka)

K. M. De Silva

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

The historiography of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) from the early 19th century to the 1830s was profoundly affected by the British conquest of the littoral districts during 1795–96, and the absorption from ... More


Modern Historians of Ancient India

R.S. Sharma

in India’s Ancient Past

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195687859
eISBN:
9780199080366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195687859.003.0002
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The British interpretations of Indian history served to denigrate the Indians and their achievements, and justify the colonial rule. A few of these observations appeared to have some validity. Like, ... More


Introduction: The Study of Medieval Indian History

Raziuddin Aquil

in Sufism, Culture, and Politics: Afghans and Islam in Medieval North India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195685121
eISBN:
9780199081325
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195685121.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The introduction provides an overview of the book which examines the existing propositions on the problem of politics and governance during the Afghan period. It assesses the nature of Afghan polity ... More


The Past is Underground: Archaeology and the Search for Indian History

in History's Shadow: Native Americans and Historical Consciousness in the Nineteenth Century

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226114941
eISBN:
9780226115115
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226115115.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The development of American archaeology across the nineteenth century roughly paralleled that of language study. American archaeology struggled to establish an identity and legitimacy for itself ... More


The Indian Alexander

John Boardman

in Alexander the Great

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.003.0007
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter examines how in India, there is no real reflection of Alexander in the arts of Gandara in the early centuries CE, where memory of classical Indo-Greek and Parthianizied forms and ... More


Borders and Those Who Crossed Them Inside India

Mushirul Hasan

in Between Modernity and Nationalism: Halide Edip's Encounter with Gandhi's India

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780198063322
eISBN:
9780199080502
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198063322.003.0007
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines Inside India, a major source for understanding politics and society. In this book, Halide opened the way for a view of contemporary history in which attention is not given ... More


Muslim Pasts: Writing The History of India and The History of Islam

Kavita Saraswathi Datla

in The Language of Secular Islam: Urdu Nationalism and Colonial India

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824836092
eISBN:
9780824871208
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824836092.003.0004
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter examines two series of textbooks commissioned by Osmania University that asserted the importance of Islam to the history of civilization and the importance of Muslims to Indian history. ... More


Fitting In: Muncie South Asians and Childhood

Himanee Gupta-Carlson

in Muncie, India(na): Middletown and Asian America

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041822
eISBN:
9780252050497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041822.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter describes the experiences of four South Asian women who grew up in Muncie, Indiana, in the 1960s and 1970s, and of the author’s relationship with them. It situates their experiences ... More


Rohinton Mistry

Peter Morey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719067143
eISBN:
9781781700587
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719067143.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Rohinton Mistry is the only author whose every novel has been shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Such a Long Journey (1991), A Fine Balance (1995) and Family Matters (2002) are all set in India's ... More


Indian Maritime Historiography: West Coast Merchants in a Globalizing Economy

Mariam Dossal

in Maritime History at the Crossroads: A Critical Review of Recent Historiography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780969588580
eISBN:
9781786944856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780969588580.003.0008
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter addresses existing literature concerning the Indian Ocean, and places specific focus on the role of merchants in the maritime economy on India’s West Coast. The essay provides insight ... More


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