Recording the Progress of Indian History: Symposia Papers of the Indian History Congress, 1992-2010

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Saiyid Zaheer Husain Jafri
Primus Books, 2012 - History - 546 pages
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Recording the Progress of Indian History: Symposia Papers of the Indian History Congress, 1992-2010 is comprised of papers presented at the annual symposia of the Indian History Congress. The volume introduces ground-breaking research from a number of top Indian scholars and therefore makes a notable advancement in the fields of History and Archaeology in India. Arranged thematically under the sections People and Environment; Language Change, Education and Transmission of Knowledge; Gender History; Caste, Class, and Social Justice; Frontiers of History; Facets of Our Cultural Past; Money and Social Change; State in Indian History; and Towards Freedom-the essays by some of the most prominent historians and archaeologists in India traverse subjects that are central to the study of History in India. In their examination of primary data from a variety of sources, the contributors to this volume have pioneered inquiry into various historical themes that have come to attract much scholarly attention. In turn, they have also provided new frameworks and offered fresh and original insights on various dimensions of Indian History.  Established in 1935, the Indian History Congress is the largest association of professional historians. In addition to the study of facets of Indian History and Archaeology, it has also sought to collaborate with many historians across the world, to promote the study in India of the history of other countries
 

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Contents

man and Environment in Prehistory
3
man and Nature in mughal Era
27
Peopling of India
55
IndoEuropean Languages and Historical Problems
69
Some Considerations on Evidence Language and History
91
Processes Contents and apparatus
113
Education and Transmission of Knowledge in medieval India
133
Education and Transmission of Knowledge in modern India
161
Exploring medieval Gender History
263
Problems of Interpretation
297
Towards Recovering
325
History and archaeology
351
a Future for the Past?
365
an approach to Dissident Sects in medieval India
389
money and Social Changes in India up to c ad 1200
411
money and Social Change in India During medieval Times
433

Elements of Social Justice in medieval Islamic Thought
193
Rahul Sankrityayana and Social Change
209
Caste Class and Culture in Colonial India
225
Constructions of Gender
243
ReExamining
475
Inside Story
505
maharashtras Contribution to Freedom Struggle
513
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Professor S.Z.H. Jafri is Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi and Joint Secretary and Incharge, Permanent Office, Indian History Congress, Department of History, University of Delhi.

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