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

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Writing Alternative Histories

Since the 1990s, historiography in India has experienced a shift which has led to directing academic focus on different regions in the country. This historiography shared its predecessor's concern with social and economic processes but departs from the latter in identifying trajectories of transformations in regions, subregions and localities. This article describes some of the landmarks that marked this shift towards regional history and also engages with the seminal works that marked this endeavour.

Joining the Debate on Caste

I enjoyed reading Sumit Guha’s article, “States, Tribes, Castes: A Historical Re-exploration in Comparative Perspective” (EPW, 21 November 2015). The overall argument of the article is fine. However, there are some issues with it that need to be addressed more clearly. The formation of janapadas/...
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