Colonial Indology: sociopolitics of the ancient Indian past
Munshiram Manoharlal Publishers Pvt. Ltd., 1 juin 1997 - 257 pages
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 historical evidence which was used as a legitimizing ideology for colonial rule. I think the author goes into too much detail when he discusses various 19th century racial theories while the general structure of the argument remains a bit muddled. But this book was still worth reading.
THE INTERPLAY OF RACE LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
The Ahistorical World of Ancient Indian Texts 252
an Indian Perspective
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