Rewriting Indian History

Rewriting Indian History
Author: François Gautier
Publsiher: India Research Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2003
Genre: India
ISBN: 8187943270

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In this examination of Indian history, the case is made that India's greatness is not only a lingering memory of the pre-Muslim conquest golden age, but has never diminished and continues today. Evidence for the argument includes recent archaeological research, linguistic discoveries, and new satellite imagery. The political, spiritual, cultural, and social importance of India is affirmed, throughout its history and into the future.

Rewriting Indian History

Rewriting Indian History
Author: François Gautier
Publsiher: Vikas Publishing House Private
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1996
Genre: India
ISBN: UOM:39015037821595

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In this examination of Indian history, the case is made that India's greatness is not only a lingering memory of the pre-Muslim conquest golden age, but has never diminished and continues today. Evidence for the argument includes recent archaeological research, linguistic discoveries, and new satellite imagery. The political, spiritual, cultural, and social importance of India is affirmed, throughout its history and into the future.

Rewriting History

Rewriting History
Author: Uma Chakravarti
Publsiher: Zubaan
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9789383074631

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In this classic study of Pandita Ramabai's life, Uma Chakravarti brings to light one of the foremost thinkers of nineteenth-century India and one of its earliest feminists. A scholar and an eloquent speaker, Ramabai was no stranger to controversy. Her critique of Brahminical patriarchy was in sharp contrast to Annie Besant, who championed the cause of Hindu society. And in an act seen by contemporary Hindu society as a betrayal not only of her religion but of her nation, Ramabai – herself a high-caste Hindu widow – chose to convert to Christianity. Chakravarti's book stands out as one of the most important critiques of gender and power relations in colonial India, with particular emphasis on issues of class and caste. Published by Zubaan.

Hindu Nationalism

Hindu Nationalism
Author: Chetan Bhatt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2020-05-15
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781000184228

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The rise of authoritarian Hindu mass movements and political formations in India since the early 1980s raises fundamental questions about the resurgence of chauvinistic ethnic, religious and nationalist movements in the late modern period. This book examines the history and ideologies of Hindu nationalism and Hindutva from the end of the last century to the present, and critically evaluates the social and political philosophies and writings of its main thinkers.Hindu nationalism is based on the claim that it is an indigenous product of the primordial and authentic ethnic and religious traditions of India. The book argues instead that these claims are based on relatively recent ideas, frequently related to western influences during the colonial period. These influences include eighteenth and nineteenth century European Romantic and Enlightenment rationalist ideas preoccupied with archaic primordialism, evolution, organicism, vitalism and race. As well as considering the ideological impact of National Socialism and Fascism on Hindu nationalism in the 1930s, the book also looks at how Aryanism continues to be promoted in unexpected forms in contemporary India. Using a wide range of historical and contemporary sources, the author considers the consequences of Hindu nationalist resurgence in the light of contemporary debates about minorities, secular citizenship, ethics and modernity.

Rewriting History

Rewriting History
Author: Uma Chakravarti
Publsiher: Zubaan
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1998
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 8185107793

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Christian convert feminist from Maharashtra.

Rewriting Hindu History

Rewriting Hindu History
Author: Prof. M. M. Ninan
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2011-04-17
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 1461099366

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History is always rewritten by the dominant class in every nation. This is not different in Hindu History. How this is done is seen through the various subtle techniques are shown in a few specific cases in the recent decades in this book. The techniques are based on the ethical basis of Hinduism.

Beyond Nationalist Frames

Beyond Nationalist Frames
Author: Sumit Sarkar
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2002-09-20
Genre: History
ISBN: 0253342031

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The political context in which historians of India find themselves today, says Sumit Sarkar, is dominated by the advance of the Hindu Right and globalized forms of capitalism, while the historian's intellectual context is dominated by the marginalization of all varieties of Marxism and an academic shift to cultural studies and postmodern critique. In Beyond Nationalist Frames, one of India's foremost contemporary historians offers his view of how the craft of history should be practiced in this complex conjuncture. In studies of colonial time-keeping, Rabindranath Tagore's fiction, and pre-Independence Bengal, Sarkar explores new approaches to the writing of history. Essays on contemporary politics consider the implications of the "Hindu Bomb," the rewriting of national history textbooks by Hindu fundamentalists, and the issue of conversion to Christianity. Scholars in all the fields touched by recent developments in South Asian historiography—anthropology, feminist theory, comparative literature, cultural studies—will find this a stimulating and provocative collection of essays, as will anyone interested in Indian politics.

The Hindus

The Hindus
Author: Wendy Doniger
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 808
Release: 2009
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1594202052

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An engrossing and definitive narrative account of history and myth that offers a new way of understanding one of the world's oldest major religions, The Hindus elucidates the relationship between recorded history and imaginary worlds. The Hindus brings a fascinating multiplicity of actors and stories to the stage to show how brilliant and creative thinkers have kept Hinduism alive in ways that other scholars have not fully explored. In this unique and authoritative account, debates about Hindu traditions become platforms to consider history as a whole.