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Explain the following statement with its reason.
Writing of the regional history received a momentum.
- Nationalistic Historiography, which includes the writings of Indian historians trained in the British educational system, tried to restore the pride in the ancient glory of India and self-esteem of the Indian readers.
- Vishnushastri Chiplunkar, who criticised the prejudiced history of ancient India written by British Officers, inspired the nationalistic writings in Maharashtra.
- Justice Ranade wrote the book, ‘The Rise of Maratha Power’, which explained the background of the rise of Maratha empire.
- Thus, nationalistic historiography provided a momentum to the writing of regional histories, which drew the attention of historians to the geographic conditions and history of south Indian regions.
Concept: Tradition of Indian Historiography
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