This essay examines the dynamic between nationalist historiography and popular cultural forms in postcolonial and post-global India. Concerned primarily with liberal nationalist historiography, particularly the kind that has been labelled the 'Tagore-Nehru synthesis', this essay traces the evolution of the said historiography during the colonial-nationalist period, examines the interaction of this historiography with contesting discourses in postcolonial and post-global India and, in doing so, attempts to address the questions regarding the modes of coexistence of religion and nationalism in a secular nation-state.
- interpretation of India's history
- nationalist historiography
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cultural Studies
- Arts and Humanities(all)
- Sociology and Political Science