This book uncovers practices surrounding acts of collecting, surveying, and antiquarianism during British colonial rule in India. By examining these practices, this book traces the colonial conditions of the production of 'sources,' the forging of a new historical method, and the ascendance of positivist historiography in nineteenth-century India.
|Publisher:||Palgrave Macmillan US|
|Series:||Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History|
|Edition description:||1st ed. 2012|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)|
Table of ContentsThe Origins of Modern Historiography in India Conquest and History: The Making of Colonial Archives Colin Mackenzie and the Search for History The Kavali Brothers: Native Intellectuals in Early Colonial Madras Colin Mackenzie's Archival Project and the Telugu Historical Record Colonial Philology and the Progressive History of Telugu