Rethinking Indian Civilization

Sabyasachi Bhattacharya


Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780198075042
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199080816 | DOI:
Rethinking Indian Civilization

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It is easy to pick holes in the nationalist representation of Indian civilization. This chapter looks at some of its problems and infirmities. It refutes the assumption of the continuity — in terms of location in a territorially defined political unit over a long period — in Indian civilization. The chapter goes on to evaluate works of modern Indian historiographers.

Keywords: Indian civilization; Indian nationalism; historiography

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