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Talking History: Romila Thapar in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo with the Participation of Neeladri Bhattacharya

Ramin Jahanbegloo, Romila Thapar, and Neeladri Bhattacharya

Abstract

Talking History records a series of conversations that centre on the writing of history, and especially early Indian history, as evident in the works of Romila Thapar. She has focused on the study of early India but is also interested in the link between the past and the present. Whereas she recognizes the importance of analysing texts of ancient India for information on early history, which she does in her various studies of the past, she is also concerned with explaining what happened in the past and why. Assessing the data and its reliability is the first step followed by explaining its his ... More

Keywords: historiography, historical fact, Hindu nationalism, religion, Marxism and social science, Romila Thapar, historian, oral history, Oriental Despotism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199474271
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199474271.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ramin Jahanbegloo, author
Professor and Vice Dean and Executive Director, Mahatma Gandhi Centre for Peace Studies, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat, Haryana

Romila Thapar, author
Professor Emerita, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Neeladri Bhattacharya, author
Professor, Centre for Hist orical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Dehli