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Historiography : past and present /
Kirit K. Shah, Meherjyoti Sangle.
imprint
Jaipur : Rawat Publications, 2005.
description
viii, 178 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
8170339561
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imprint
Jaipur : Rawat Publications, 2005.
isbn
8170339561
contents note
Introduction / Kirit K Shah and Meherjyoti Sangle -- History: old and new / Pushpa Bhave -- Relevance of recording the past / Aniket Jaaware -- Orientalism and history / Raja Dixit -- The materialist conception of history / Chhaya Goswami -- The Annales school: history beyond traditional frontiers / Aravind Ganachari -- Structure and discourse: reading the "political unconscious" of history / Jatin Wagle -- History through the gender lens / Maithreyi Krishnaraj -- A survey of the subbbaltern historiography of India / Radhika Seshan -- Postmodernism and history / C.R. Das -- The regional conception of history: an introductory essay / Umesh A Kadam.
abstract
Contributed seminar papers.
catalogue key
6797269
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Contributed seminar papers.
Main Description
"Among the social sciences, history is the only discipline dating back to the very dawn of civilization, maintaining its unbroken hold on human mind. Of late, however, it is passing through an existential crisis being confronted with powerful projection of the past in electronic media and intense attacks mounted by the postmodernists rejecting its claim to authenticity and objectivity. It is time professional historians should do some self-introspection so as to evolve required responses by sensitizing the student and teacher community in India to the makeover of history from its unidimensional ""grand narrative"" character to a multi-dimensional meta-narrative perspective on the past. The eternal and irreconcilable dichotomy between the past in the absolute and its relative character in representations done down the ages constitutes the fundamental and fascinating theme uniting this anthology of articles. The contributions by their very purpose and nature are freelance essays from com
Main Description
"Among the social sciences, history is the only discipline dating back to the very dawn of civilization, maintaining its unbroken hold on human mind. Of late, however, it is passing through an existential crisis being confronted with powerful projection of the past in electronic media and intense attacks mounted by the postmodernists rejecting its claim to authenticity and objectivity. It is time professional historians should do some self-introspection so as to evolve required responses by sensitizing the student and teacher community in India to the makeover of history from its unidimensional ""grand narrative"" character to a multi-dimensional meta-narrative perspective on the past. The eternal and irreconcilable dichotomy between the past in the absolute and its relative character in representations done down the ages constitutes the fundamental and fascinating theme uniting this anthology of articles. The contributions by their very purpose and nature are freelance essays from competent scholars commissioned especially to concretize the nebulous nature of each model by clear and concise presentation so as to be of equal interest to the students, teachers as well as general readers."

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