The past as present: forging contemporary identities through history

By: Thapar, Romila
Publisher: New Delhi Aleph 2014Description: xiv, 329 p.ISBN: 9789383064014Subject(s): India - History | Women - IndiaDDC classification: 954 Summary: Many popularly held views about the past need to be critically enquired into before they can be taken as historical. For instance, what was the aftermath of the raid on the Somanatha temple? Which of us is Aryan or Dravidian? Why is it important for Indian society to be secular? When did communalism as an ideology gain a foothold in the country? How and when did our patriarchal mindset begin to support a culture of violence against women?Why are the fundamentalists so keen to rewrite history textbooks? (http://alephbookcompany.com/past-present-forging-contemporary-identities-through-history)
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Many popularly held views about the past need to be critically enquired into before they can be taken as historical. For instance, what was the aftermath of the raid on the Somanatha temple? Which of us is Aryan or Dravidian? Why is it important for Indian society to be secular? When did communalism as an ideology gain a foothold in the country? How and when did our patriarchal mindset begin to support a culture of violence against women?Why are the fundamentalists so keen to rewrite history textbooks? (http://alephbookcompany.com/past-present-forging-contemporary-identities-through-history)

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