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Seeking an Indian Perspective on History

on 2014/7/17 4:32:48 ( 1452 reads )


NEW DELHI, INDIA, July 16, 2014 (Indian Express): Prof. Yellapragada Sudershan Rao, who headed Kakatiya University's history department, has been appointed by the new government as chairman of the Indian Council of Historical Research. In an interview to The Indian Express, Rao says an Indian perspective to history has been missing.

"In the past 200 years, generally Indian history has been seen from the perspective of Western historians. It is not a secret that the methodology to study our history was only
western. We are in fact rejecting all others saying that these do not meet the West-inspired standards and parameters. Earlier it was British historians who did so, and post-Independence study of Indian history has been dominated by Marxists. Marxism is not India. Later came subaltern views. I am only posing a question -- can there be any Indian perspective.. any alternative methodology?" says Rao.

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