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The Oppressive Present by Sudhir Chandra
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A book that I bought way back in 2006 but got reading only this month. Professor Chandra writes lucidly about the way Indian writers and intellectuals responded to the British rule in the sub-continent. What makes the book a veritable treasure are the translated excerpts from forgotten books and newspapers.

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First Line: Historiography tends to highlight change, for it is drawn by the logic of conventional conceptions to those aspects of man-in-society that reflect movement.

First Published: 1992
Source: Bought @ 2006 WBF,Delhi.
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December 14, 2018 – Finished Reading
December 28, 2018 – Shelved
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: 1990s
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: a-room-of-my-own
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: history
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: ile
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: literature-of-the-sub-continent
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: new-authors-18
December 28, 2018 – Shelved as: non-fiction
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