This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 727
  • Course: Ph.D Programme
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Issues in Historical Research
  • Stream: History
  • Description:

    Debates in Indian history: colonial and post-colonial India polity, economy and society; institutions and literary history, colonialism, information and knowledge, the social history of law, the village and its ‘crowd’, agrarian relations and peasant rebellion; famines, epidemics and the crises of society; labour and the history of the everyday; Sources and their limits: primary and secondary sources, maps, photographs, textual criticism; The Archive: official archive, private collection, digital collection. (Students have to present one seminar paper on the basis of research on primary sources)

  • Text:

    Richard J. Evans, In defence of History, Granta books, 2000.^$^ Peter Burke (ed.), New perspectives on historical writing, Polity press, 2001.^$^C. A. Bayly, Empire and Information. Intelligence Gathering and Social Communication in India, 1780-1870, CUP, 1996.^$^Susan Bayly, Caste, Society and Politics in India. From the Eighteenth Century to the Modern Age, CUP,1999,^$^Ranajit Guha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, eds., Selected Subaltern Studies, OUP, 1988^$^Shahid, Amin, Sugarcane and Sugar in Gorakhpur: An Inquiry into Peasant Production for Capitalist Enterprise in Colonial India, OUP, 1984

  • Course References:

    David Ludden, An Agrarian History of South Asia, Cambridge University Press, 1999.^$^Nicholas B. Dirks, Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton University Press, 2001^$^ Madhav Gadgil, and Ramachandra Guha, This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India. Oxford University Press, 1992^$^Dharma Kumar, (editor), The Cambridge Economic History of India, Volume 2: C.1750-c.1970, Cambridge University Press, 1983.^$^James C Scott, The Moral Economy of the Peasant: Rebellion and Subsistence in Southeast Asia, Yale University Press, 1976.