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23 August, 2012
Interrogating History: Essays for Hermann Kulke
History: Essays for Hermann Kulke
Martin Brandtner and Shishir Kumar Panda (eds)
felicitation volume is in honour of Professor Hermann Kulke whose contribution
to the world of history, especially Indian history, is very well known. It
incorporates eassays which are thematically and spatially related to his areas
of interest. Thus, the three sections into which the contributions are
organized broadly overlap with some of the areas of historical enquiry as well
as geographical regions that have attracted Professor Kulke – Historians and
Historiography, South and Southeast Asia and last but not the least, Orissa.
first section includes an article, ‘Ways of Questioning: Historians and
Historiography’, that highlights, Professor Kulke’s contribution to the study
of Indian history and culture. The other chapters focus on major issues related
to archaeology, historiography, and the significance of the horse in India
next section includes chapters that examine issues related to Kharavela, The
Date Formula in Ceylonese inscriptions, Tradition and Time, Trade, Vidisa
during the Guptas, Early Medieval Orissa and Tagore’s Perceptions of Southeast
the third section contains eassays that explore the Oriya identity movement in
Singhbhum, the blurred boundaries between religion and politics, the making of
cultural identity, the rumours associated with Gandhi in the literary tracts,
the problems of decolon-ization, sub-regional centres like Khallikote in
south-western Orissa, the colonial classification of the Kondh tribe and the
Saivite version of the puja manuals of Jagannatha of Puri.
historians, this book would attract political sociologists, social
anthropologists and indologists.
Senior Research Fellow, Chair of Asian History, Kiel University.
Professor, Department of History, Berhampur University.