What is the contribution of Itihasacharya V.K. Rajwade to historiography?
Introduction: V. K. Rajwade wrote in Marathi on varied subjects like history, linguistics, etymology, grammar, etc.
i. He firmly stated that we should write our own history and accordingly, he compiled and edited 22 volumes of Marathyanchya Itihasachi Sadhane and wrote scholarly prefaces to each volume.
ii. He maintained that –
- History is the all-inclusive image of the past societies and is not based only on the stories of political images, conspiracies & wars for seizing power.
- According to him, an event qualifies to be a historical event if it presents a balanced combination of the three factors, Time, Space, and Personalities.
iii. He insisted on writing history based on the only authentic documentary sources. On 7th July 1910, he founded ‘Bharat Itihas Samshodhak Mandal’ in Pune to facilitate historical research.
Conclusion: In this way the ideology of Nationalistic. Historians had a deep impact on Indian history.
Concept: Tradition of Indian Historiography
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