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Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Humanities and Social Sciences (CIRHS) Workshop “Past (Itihasa-Purana) and History”

This workshop was the fourth workshop in the series of Prathyabhijnana workshops the India Platform has been organising. The workshop focused on the difference between the concept of ‘the past’ (Itihasa-Purana) and the concept of ‘history’ (western modes of writing history). When one inherits the western style of history writing in the context of India, it creates various complications. Issues like the Rama Janmabhoomi controversy and the justification of caste-based reservations depend upon the way one has tried to understand the Indian past from the western historical perspective. Western modes of writing history tend to distort the way Indians have been reflecting about their past.
25 people from different parts of Karnataka attended this workshop.