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Somanatha

The Many Voices of a History

Somanatha( )
Author: Thapar, Romila
ISBN:978-1-78478-065-4
Publication Date:Mar 2015
Publisher:Verso Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

In 1026, Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni raided the Hindu temple of Somanatha (Somnath in textbooks of the colonial period). The story of the raid has reverberated in Indian history, but largely during the raj. It was first depicted as a trauma for the Hindu population not in India, but in the House of Commons. The triumphalist accounts of the event in Turko-Persian chronicles became the main source for most eighteenth-century historians. It suited everyone and helped the British to divide and...
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Book Details
Pages:288
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Archaeology
History / Asia / India & South Asia
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.5 x 8.5 x 0.65 Inches
Book Weight:0.75 Pounds



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