Ways of Understanding the Human Past
Mythic, Epic, Scientific & Historic
Edited By D.P. Chattopadhyaya
Distributed by Coronet Books
It is widely acknowledged that if an idea expressed in one language is translated into another its meaning and its associated understanding undergo a change. The engligh word history is ordinarily translated as itihasa in the sanskrit rooted Indian languages. In the Euro American tradition hsitory is traced to the Greek word historia learning by enquiry narration of what is learnt. The work will be of interest to historians philosophers of history social scientists and Indologists.
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