09 June 2007

NEW BOOK IN THE 'OPUS 1' SERIES


CREATIVE PASTS: Historical Memory and Identity in Western India, 1700–1960 by Prachi Deshpande

The ‘Maratha period’ of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries is a defining era in Indian history. Prachi Deshpande examines this period for various political projects in the country at large, including anticolonial Hindu nationalism and the non-Brahman movement, as well as popular debates throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries over the meaning of tradition, culture, colonialism, and modernity.

A study of quite extraordinary penetration and breadth, Creative Pasts mines Maratha history and Marathi sources as never before.

HARDBACK / 320PP / RS.650.00 / SOUTH ASIA RIGHTS / August 2007
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