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Background reading

Ayesha Jalal and Sugata Bose, Modern South Asia: History, Culture, Political Economy (London: Routledge, 1997).

Bernard Cohn, “An Anthropologist among the Historians: A Field Study”, in Bernard Cohn, An Anthropologist among the Historians and Other Essays (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1987), pp. 1-17.

Ranajit Guha, “On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial India”, in Ranajit Guha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak (eds), Selected Subaltern Studies (Delhi: Oxford University Press, 1988), pp. 37-43.