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Author Lal, Vinay.

Title The history of history : politics and scholarship in modern India / Vinay Lal
Published New Delhi ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 325 pages)
Summary A contribution to the understanding of Indian history as a discipline, this book explores the politics of history-writing in India. It narrates the engagement of a civilisation with the historical sensibility and modality. In doing so, it asserts that history, in order to be understood better, has to deploy the language of the layperson in India
Notes Originally published: 2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Politics and culture -- India.
History -- Study and teaching -- India.
India -- Historiography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199081929 ebook