MHI-03: HISTORIOGRAPHY Course Code: MHI-03 Assignment Code: MHI-03/AST/TMA/2017-18 Total Marks: 100 Note: Attempt any five questions. The assignment is divided into two Sections ‘A’ and ‘B’. You have to attempt at least two questions from each section in about 500 words each. All questions carry equal marks. SECTION-A 1. Explain the idea of causation in history? In what ways causal explanation is important for the historians? 20 2. Discuss the main historians and their works associated with the Greco-Roman historiography. 20 3. Analyse the role of the Annales School in world historiography. 20 4. Describe the important features of Indo-Persian tradition of history-writing during the Sultanate period. 20 5. What do you understand by oral history? Discuss its relationship with the mainstream historiography. 20 SECTION-B 6. What is postmodernism? Discuss the postmodernist views on history. 20 7. Discuss the nationalist and communal historiographies in Indian context. What are the similarities and differences between them? 20 8. What do you understand by the term ‘subaltern’? Discuss the works of some important historians associated with the Subaltern Studies in India. 20 9. Write a note on the conflicting views on Indian Renaissance. 20 10. Write short notes in about 250 words each on any two of the following: 10+10 a) D.D. Kosambi and Indian historiography b) Kalhana and the Rajtarangini c) Feminist historiography in India d) Generalisation in History-writing.



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