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Explain the Following Concept. Orientalist Historiography. - History and Political Science

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Explain the following concept. 

Orientalist historiography. 

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Orientalist school of historiography includes the thoughts of the Europeans who showed interest in the civilisations, and the countries of the east as they encouraged and respected their history too. These scholars came to be known as the Orientalist. Their focus was on Sanskrit literature, Vedic culture, and traditions. They found the similarities between the Sanskrit and the European languages which helped them in formulating the belief that ancient language is the mother of all the Indo-European languages. The notable Orientalist is Friedrich Max Muller who expressed his interest in Sanskrit literature and translated the Sanskrit text of ‘Hitopadesh.’

Concept: Indian Historiography : Various Ideological Frameworks - Orientalist Historiography
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Balbharati Social Science History and Civics 10th Standard SSC Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 1.2 Historiography : Indian Tradition
Exercise | Q 1 | Page 14
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