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Author Deshpande, Prachi.

Title Creative pasts : historical memory and identity in western India, 1700-1960 / Prachi Deshpande.

Published New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xii, 308 pages).
Series Cultures of history
Cultures of history.
Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-295) and index.
Contents Cover; Half title; Series Page; Title; Copyright; Dedicaton; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Bakhar Historiography; 2. Representing Maratha Power; 3. History, Print, and Education; 4. Historiography and Nationalism; 5. Region, Nation, and Maratha History; 6. Maratha History and Historical Fiction; 7. Caste, Identity, and Difference; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Summary The ""Maratha period"" of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, when an independent Maratha state successfully resisted the Mughals, is a defining era in the history of the region of Maharashtra in western India. In this book, Prachi Deshpande considers the importance of this period for a variety of political projects including anticolonial/Hindu nationalism and the non-Brahman movement, as well as popular debates throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries concerning the meaning of tradition, culture, and the experience of colonialism and modernity. Sampling from a ric.
Language notes In English.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Maratha (Indic people) -- Historiography.
Group identity -- India -- Maharashtra.
Maharashtra (India) -- Historiography.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9780231511438 (electronic bk.)
0231511434 (electronic bk.)
9780231124867 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0231124864 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard Number 10.7312/desh12486