An Alternative World History from India? Ramavatar Sharma's puzzling Hindi narration Mudgarānand'caritāvalī of 1912-13

Harder, Hans

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The paper contains an interpretation of an text, written by the brahmin pundit and Indian Sanskritist Ramavatar Sharma (1876-1929). The present interpretation of this text will try to unravel a narration that simultaneously speaks out of and into the highly asymmetrical scenario of British colonial rule in India.

Document type: Other
Place of Publication: Heidelberg
Date: 2015
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2015
Faculties / Institutes: Universitäten / Institute > South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg / Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures
DDC-classification: Literatures of other languages
Controlled Keywords: Śarmā, Rāmāvatāra, Geschichte, Literarische Interpretation
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sharma, Ramavatar, Geschichte, Interpretation / Sharma, Ramavatar, History, Interpretation
Subject (classification): Literature
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Themen > Working Papers in Modern South Asian Languages and Literatures
Volume: 3
Additional Information: ISSN of the series: 2196-8209