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Author Deshpande, Prachi.

Title Creative pasts : historical memory and identity in western India, 1700-1960 / Prachi Deshpande
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2007]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages)
Series Cultures of history
Cultures of history.
Contents Cover; Half title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedicaton; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Bakhar Historiography; 2. Representing Maratha Power; 3. History, Print, and Education; 4. Historiography and Nationalism; 5. Region, Nation, and Maratha History; 6. Maratha History and Historical Fiction; 7. Caste, Identity, and Difference; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary The ""Maratha period"" of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when an independent Maratha state successfully resisted the Mughals, is a defining era in the history of the region of Maharashtra in western India. In this book, Prachi Deshpande considers the importance of this period for a variety of political projects including anticolonial/Hindu nationalism and the non-Brahman movement, as well as popular debates throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries concerning the meaning of tradition, culture, and the experience of colonialism and modernity. Sampling from a ric
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-295) and index
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In English
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Subject Group identity -- India -- Maharashtra.
Maratha (Indic people) -- Historiography.
Maharashtra (India) -- Historiography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231511434 (electronic bk.)
9780231511438 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)