ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Towards Integrated History

Modern Times: India 1880s-1950s by Sumit Sarkar, Ranikhet: Permanent Black, 2014; pp xiv+464, Rs 895(hardback).

From today’s perspective, 1970s was the age of innocence in the writing of the history of modern India. There were debates and controversies, no doubt. But most historians seemed to share the belief that the best way to contribute to debates was to read a lot of archival documents and validate a story by citing these, whether that story derived from global theories like Marxism or was one suggested by an officer of the Indian administration it did not matter much.

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