A Lover's Quarrel with the Past: Romance, Representation, Reading (Making Sense of History 15)
By: Ranjan Ghosh (author)Hardback
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Although not a professional historian, the author raises several issues pertinent to the state of history today.Qualifying the "non-historian" as an "able" interventionist in historical studies, the author explores the relationship between history and theory within the current epistemological configurations and re-figurations. He asks how history transcends the obsessive "linguistic" turn, which has been hegemonizing literary/discourse analysis, and focuses greater attention on historical experience and where history stands in relation to our understanding of ethics, religion, and the current state of global politics that underlines the manipulation and abuse of history.
Ranjan Ghosh teaches in the Department of English at the University of North Bengal. He is widely published in journals like Oxford Literary Review, History and Theory, parallax, Rethinking History, South Asia, SubStance, symploke, Angelaki,and others. Among his ten books include Edward Said, the Literary, Social and the Political World (Routledge,2009), Making Sense of the Secular (Routledge, forthcoming). To know more about his work one may visit his website: http://www.ranjanghosh.com
Acknowledgements Foreword: Imagination and Fact: A Lover's Quarrel Frank Ankersmit The Quarrel Begins - Chapter 1. Romancing the Past: Presence and Intangibilities of History Chapter 2. Reality of Representation, Reality behind Representation: History and Memory Chapter 3. Whose Mandir? Whose Masjid? The Historian's Ethics and the Ethics of Historical Reading Afterword: The Quarrel Continues... Mark Bevir and Ranjan Ghosh Bibliography Notes on contributors Index
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