Colonial Indology: sociopolitics of the ancient Indian past

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Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Jun 1, 1997 - History - 257 pages
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This Book Explores Some Underlying Theoretical Promises Of The Western Study Of Ancient India. These Promises Developed In Response To The Colonial Need To Manipulate The Indian`S Perception Of Their Past. The Book Underlines The Total Inadequacy Of Ancient Indian Geographical Order, And Argues That This Goal Is Unlikely To Be Achieved By Combining Our Historical Texts With Social Science Theories.

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An interesting book on how the British colonial legacy has impacted Indian historiography. Particularly the Aryan invasion hypothesis is criticized and seen as a mistaken idea based on very meagre ... Read full review

Contents

THE INTERPLAY OF RACE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
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The Ahistorical World of Ancient Indian Texts 252
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an Indian Perspective
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