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  • Essay On Indian Historiography

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    How the Indian historiography has evolved from precolonial to post-colonial period? Over the three millenniums, India has developed opulent and complex layers of culture, since geographically India lies at crossroads of trading routes. From ancient times, people from diverse background and ethnicity came into India as traders and invaders via land as well as sea routes. They settled down here and, over the time, India assimilated them in its cultural and social mosaic. Also, India remained a home

  • Enlightenment Historiography Essay

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    Enlightenment historiography neglect history? Arthur Marwick in his Fundamentals of History suggests that when studying history it is important that there is a distinction made between History and The Past, the former referring to the knowledge produced by historians about the past together with the teaching of that knowledge. Marwick states that the latter is just ‘everything that actually happened, whether known, or written, about by historians or not’. Enlightenment historiography is particularly

  • Historiography Of Karnataka

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    A much early historiography of Karnataka by Aluru Venkatarao also delineates on similar lines identifying the juncture of Battle of Talikota in 1565 as the time of decline of glory of Karnataka. In his 1917 work titled Karnataka Gatha Vaibhava , Aluru Venkata Rao writes thus: Having flourished for 230 years this glorious kingdom disappeared in half a minute by accident. It dies. That was the end of Karnataka’s glory. The kumkum was wiped off Karnatakadevi’s forehead! The mangalsutra round her

  • Critical Problem Of Selective Reliance On Secondary Historiographical Sources Essay

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    up with an approach that does not treat historiographies as “History,” but as particular interpretations of history that can be used to multiply the number of observations to outnumber variables to make valid inferences: “if we treat our database as “historiography” or “histories” and not “History,” then the actual number of “cases” expands from the number of episodes to the number of accounts of those episodes”(Lusktick). The problems with historiographies is that, historians like many political

  • Jazz historiography

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    “real” jazz encompassed, and more importantly, what “real” jazz did not encompass. This construction of authenticity, often demarcated along racial lines, served to relegate several artists and styles (those outside a “mainstream” to the margins of historiography. The issue of race is central to all discourses of jazz. Alongside race goes the problem of representation, or, who gets to play what for whom and under what circumstance. Problems of

  • Essay on The Subaltern Turn: Rereading Grirish Karnad’s Tughlaq

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    deeply formulated ideas about the class of peasants as a social, cultural and political force aware of its distinct consciousness of subalternity made other subsequent 20th Century South Asian scholars working on the issues of Indian peasantry historiography resume his effort. This school led by Ranajit Guha came to be known as the Subaltern Studies Group or Subaltern Studies Collective which comprised a number of other South Asian historians, social critics and scholars like Shahid Amin, Dipesh Chakraborty

  • Historiography Of The 1940s

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    domestic historiography for over thirty years. This traditional approach is encapsulated in the theory of the ‘three rounds’ of the quasi-deliberate communist attempt to seize power by force of arms in 1943-1944, in December 1944 and in 1946-1949. The decade of the 1970s saw the emergence of a young generation of scholars who introduced a revisionist school of thought and marked a paradigm shift in the academic discourse on the 1940s. This generation, which continued to dominate the historiography of

  • The Partition Of Indi A New Understanding Of Partition

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    In 1947, the partition of India on the departure of British colonial power laid the seed for widespread bloodshed, Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin pioneer a new understanding of partition through the voices of affected women for the first time, whose stories were buried under the dust of time and the blankets of the patriarch. Authors, Ritu Menon and Kamla Bhasin both have strong roots in women’s studies. Menon as an independent scholar and publisher focused on violence against women, and Bhasin for

  • Immigration Historiography

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    introduced in the late nineteenth century and held in place by national origins quotas until 1965. The purpose of this historiography is to show how recent scholarship on immigration has developed and changed in the last fifteen years. This historiography is divided into three types of studies. The first is focused on how historians have extricated the individual from the broad historiography to give voice to specific ethnic groups as they negotiated for a place in the country.

  • Describe The Meaning Of Prehistory

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    however, does not differentiate history from the word story, or “a record of past events”. History covers several disciplines, primarily comparative history and historiography. Comparative history is about learning and comparing the features of human experience and the different periods and societies in the history of mankind, while historiography is based on how historians make history, how sources are used in writing history, and how history should be studied based on certain