Film, Video Translating "History": Rajatarangini and the Making of India's Past

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Title
Translating "History": Rajatarangini and the Making of India's Past
Summary
Nineteenth-century European orientalists and philologists considered the Rajatarangini--a 12-century Sanskrit historical narrative from Kashmir--as the only Indian text to which the status of "history" could be accorded. Chitralekha Zutshi analyzes several late-19th and early 20th-century translations of this text by both Europeans and Indians to illustrate the mediated nature of the process of colonial and nationalist production of knowledge about India's past--indeed of the idea of history itsef--in British India.
Event Date
July 10, 2008
Notes
-  Kluge Fellow Chitralekha Zutshi is associate professor of history at the College of William and Mary. She is the author of "Languages of Belonging: Islam, Regional Identity and the Making of Kashmir."
Related Resources
John W. Kluge Center: http://www.loc.gov/loc/kluge/
Running Time
1 hours, 5 minutes,
Language
English
Online Format
video

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