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Marxist Perception of Indian History

Marxist Perception of Indian History Dipesh Chakrabarty Essays in Indian History: Towards a Marxist Perception by Irfan Habib; Tulika, READERS will be grateful thai many of the essays Irfan Habib wrote between the 1960s and the 1980s "over a span of some thirty years", says the author have now been brought together in one place Whether one agrees with him or not, there is no question of denying the very distinguished and original contributions that Irfan Habib has made to the study of Mughal-Indian history. The achievement of his youth, Agrarian System of Mughal India, (Bombay, 1963), was a pathbreaking, courageous and magnificent book. The articles collected in this book, however, belong in the main to a later period of Irfan Habib's career when he was, deservedly, called upon to play roles larger thar that of a specialist on Mughal agrarian hiHory, His strengths arc not consistently visible in these essays but as essays from somebody whose commitment and devotion to anti-imperial and pro-people historiography is beyond question, they deserve our serious attention.

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