India: The Left and History

Jaffna takes a close look at how the Left has dominated the interpretation of history in India all these years. “One could disagree. The importance of the Gupta period did not lie in its political hold over the Indo-Gangetic plain from the Hindu Kush to Assam and its links with the Vakatakas that controlled the Deccan. Its significance instead lay in the crystallization of Indic classicism that entailed the incorporation of regional, tribal and folk motifs in a broader civilizational rubric.”

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