In Quest of the Historian's Craft: Part I The Economy

Author:

Arun Bandopadhyay

,

Sanjukta Gupta

Publisher:

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

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Publisher

MANOHAR PUBLISHERS AND DISTRIBUTORS

Publication Year 2018
ISBN-13

9789350981962

ISBN-10 9350981963
Binding

Hardcover

Edition FIRST
Number of Pages 512 Pages
Language (English)
Dimensions (Cms) 22x14x3
Weight (grms) 838

This felicitation volume honours Professor Binay Bhushan Chaudhuri, a doyen among scholars of modern Indian agrarian history. He retired as UGC Professor of Economic History at the University of Calcutta where he had taught for about four decades. He also served as Visiting Fellow in prestigious universities and institutes in Germany, France, USA, the Netherlands, Japan and Bangladesh.


Viewed as a whole, this felicitation volume, in two parts and with 35 contributions, may be taken as a unique exercise in quest of ‘the historian’s craft’, to borrow the well-known coinage of the legendary historian.


The essays honour a master craftsman of the discipline, whose exemplary research and teaching assumed the form of a quest where old and new ideas were constantly reassembled, making the historians’ territory a site of unusual vigour and stimulation. The contributors include several generations of historians and scholars whose individual search for the historian’s craft have always been original and thought provoking.


The essays concentrate on socio-economic and cultural aspects of historical change in pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial India, and their larger historical connections. The themes include economic history, environmental history, adivasi histories, statecraft and law, aspects of social, cultural and religious history, the cultural life of the Indian diaspora, regional histories and identities and labour history.

Arun Bandopadhyay

Arun Bandopadhyay is currently a Visiting Professor at the University of Calcutta and Editor of The Calcutta Historical Journal. Earlier, he was Nurul Hasan Professor of History and Dean of the Faculty Council for Postgraduate Studies in Arts, University of Calcutta.

Sanjukta Gupta

Sanjukta Das Gupta is Associate Professor of Modern Indian History at the Department of Oriental Studies, Sapienza University of Rome, Italy. She earlier taught at Calcutta University. She is the author of Adivasis and the Raj: Socio-economic Transition of the Hos, 1820-1932 (2011) and has co-edited a number of volumes on related areas including Subjects, Citizens and Law: Colonial and Independent India (2017).
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