This short essay introduces readers to Dipesh Chakrabarty's The Calling of History and the major concerns of the book: the institutionalization of history in a colonial society, Indian history's preoccupations with its Mughal past, and the central figures involved in propagating ideas of historical truth and archival method.
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Introduction| August 01 2016
The Calling of History: Sir Jadunath Sarkar and His Empire of TruthBy Chakrabarty, Dipesh
University of Chicago Press,
2015, $90.00 (cloth); $30.00 (paper)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East (2016) 36 (2): 335–337.
Anupama Rao; Introduction. Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East 1 August 2016; 36 (2): 335–337. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/1089201X-3603404
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