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

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 ascendanc...

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Main Author: Mantena, Rama Sundari
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Palgrave Macmillan US 2012, 2012
Series:Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary: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
Physical Description:XIII, 261 p online resource
ISBN:9781137011923