The Origins of Modern Historiography in India: Antiquarianism and Philology, 1780-1880

The Origins of Modern Historiography in India: Antiquarianism and Philology, 1780-1880

by R. Mantena

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The Origins of Modern Historiography in India: Antiquarianism and Philology, 1780-1880 by R. Mantena

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349343782
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 02/15/2012
Series: Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The 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

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