Monday, May 3, 2010

Removing all trace of myth from the historical record

Foreign Influences on Bengali Revolutionary Terrorism 1902–1908 P Heehs - Modern Asian Studies, 2008 - Cambridge Univ Press
Writing to John Morley, the Secretary of State for India, a few days after the first terrorist bomb was thrown by a Bengali, the Viceroy Lord Minto declared that the conspirators aimed 'at the furtherance of murderous methods hitherto unknown in India which have been imported ... [CITATION] The lives of Sri Aurobindo P Heehs - 2008 - Columbia Univ Pr
Revolutionary Terrorism in British Bengal P Heehs - Terror and the Postcolonial: A Concise Companion, 2009 - Chapter 6 Revolutionary Terrorism in British Bengal Peter Heehs 
There were four factors behind the success of the freedom movement in British India:(1) pressure exerted by public bodies, notably the Indian National Congress;(2) non-violent resistance campaigns;(3) violent resistance; ... 
Shades of Orientalism: Paradoxes and Problems in Indian Historiography [PDF] P Heehs - History and Theory, 2003 -
In Orientalism, Edward Said attempts to show that all European discourse about the Orient is the same, and all European scholars of the Orient complicit in the aims of European imperialism. There may be "manifest" differences in discourse, but the underlying "latent" ... 
The uses of Sri Aurobindo: mascot, whipping-boy, or what? P Heehs - Postcolonial Studies, 2006 -
While studying American history in school, my classmates and I were offered a collection of names, dates, places and events that were supposed to sum up what happened in one or another period. The complex web of political, social, economic and other factors that led up to the ... 
The eighties saw the indelible imprint of terrorism on the fabric of Indian politics. For many, this contemporary terrorism appears brutal, indiscriminate, and more criminal than political in intent. Seen against this backdrop, the terrorism of the early decades of this century ...
Introduction: appropriation as a marketing strategy P Heehs - Postcolonial Studies, 2006 -
Most of the information that overwhelms us arrives through those channels we so aptly call the media. At a stretch, we could say that even a glance at the stars is mediated by images of the sky at night that we have seen in books, magazines and films. Most of the time, the ... 
peter heehs shows us quite analytically that “Europe's literary criteria were not applicable to India. ... See peter heehs, “Shades of Orientalism: Paradoxes and Problems in Indian Historiography,” History and Theory 42 (May 2003), 177-178. 
The sepoy and the Raj. The Indian army, 1860–1940. By David Omissi.(Studies in Military and Strategic History.) pp. xx, 313, map. Houndmills, Basingstoke, … AS Bennell - Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 2009 - Cambridge Univ Press
[CITATION] Sri Aurobindo-A Contemporary Reader S Mohanty, A Ghose - 2008 - Routledge India
Many of the Irish revolution- aries that Bengalis so admired combined intense Catholic devotion with a willingness to die and kill in support of the nationalist cause.46 Peter Heehs has contended that historians have continued to apply an ''exagger- ated importance'' to ''the ... 
Myth, history, and theory [HTML] P Heehs - History and Theory, 1994 -
Myth and history are generally considered antithetical modes of explanation. Writers of each tend to distrust the data of the other. Many historians of the modern period see their task as one of removing all trace of myth from the historical record. Many students of myth consider ... [CITATION] Behind the mask: the cultural definition of the legal subject in colonial Bengal (1775-1911) A Mukhopadhyay - 2006 - Oxford University Press, USA
Communalism, Nationalism, Secularism: Historical Thinking in India and the Problem of Cultural Diversity M Gottlob - Time and history: the variety of cultures, 2007 -
It was only after completion of this study that I came across the instructive overview of the historical and social-scientific ap- proaches to communalism by Peter Heehs," Indian Communalism: A Survey of Historical and Social-Scientific Approaches," in idem, Nationalism ... [PDF] M Stoeber - Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 2009 -
Maharaja, Sayajirao Gaekwar. From 1897-1901 and 1904-05 he taught at
Baroda's government college and in 1906-07 he worked as principal of the Bengal National College in Calcutta (Heehs 1989: 6-27). Aurobindo turned ...
Terrorism, Literature, and Sedition in Colonial India S Morton - Terror and the Postcolonial: A Concise Companion, 2009 -
Indeed, in his account of the revolutionary politics in early twentieth-century colonial Bengal, Peter Heehs suggests that the subaltern studies historical approach is inadequate to describe the participation of the elite, bhadralok classes in the revolutionary nationalist ... 
Postcolonial Discourse in Latin American and Russian Ideas of Civilization I IONOV - Social Sciences, 2008 -
Indeed, it is a universal trend. Peter Heehs, an indologist, notes the emergence in India of a "reactionary Orientalism," a special kind of discourse to which he attributes attempts at rewriting the country's history by nationalistic scholars. ...
An approach to integral education: A case for spirituality in higher education JL Subbiondo - ReVision: A Journal of Consciousness and …, 2005 - Heldref Publications
In his excellent biography of Aurobindo, Peter Heehs summarized
Aurobindo's four pedagogical objectives as follows: 1. He [the teacher] should not
teach the student, but rather should help the student teach himself.
Spinning without Touching the Wheel: Anticolonialism, Indian Nationalism, and the Deployment of Symbol RM Brown - Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the …, 2009 - Duke Univ Press
... Press, 2004), 242–77. 
Peter Heehs has noted the widespread use of individual
nationalist actors as icons. Peter Heehs, “The Uses of Sri Aurobindo: Mascot,
Whipping-Boy, or What?” Postcolonial Studies 9 (2006): 151–64. ...
Of syntheses and surprises: Toward a critical integral theory [PDF] [PDF] DG Anderson - … and Transcultural Journal for New Thought, …, 2006 -
Aurobindo's literary criticism is historical in nature; as Peter Heehs (2003) observes, Aurobindo's The Future Poetry is effectively an elaboration of Matthew Arnold's 1880 Study of Poetry (p. 122). From Arnold and the generation ...
In Kapila's Cave: A Samkhya-Yoga Renaissance in Bengal KA Jacobsen - Theory and Practice of Yoga:'Essays in Honour …, 2008 -
Kàpil Ma†h's founding guru, the foremost philosopher of Sàákhya-Yoga in modern Bengal, Hariharànanda Àraya, was known only among a small group of disciples and remained for a long time 13 Peter Heehs,'“The Error of All “Churches”': Religion and Spirituality in ...
Hindus and Muslims in Bengal VA van Bijlert - … , conflict and reconciliation: multifaith ideals and …, 2002 -
Peter Heehs. in a survey of scholarly explanations of communalism, distinguishes four types: 1 For an excellent overview of the different interpretations of communalism and its origins, see Heehs 2000: 124-42. Page 54. ... Heehs, Peter.(2000). ...
Exploring the Depths of the Mystery of Christ [PDF] RL Hivner Jr, R Studies - 2004 -
We cannot do without a critical and expert winnowing of that work. (1997: 25) Peter Heehs (2003) develops this critique still further. He defines six styles of Orientalist discourse, three colonial and three post-colonial. Colonial Orientalist discourse could be ... 
A recent article in the Calcutta magazine Desh outlined the exploits of a revolutionary fighting for "national freedom" against the British Empire. ...
Shaped Like Themselves P Heehs - History and Theory, 2000 -
In the late 1980s Wendy Singer sat on verandas in Pandaul and spoke with peo- ple about things that had happened there fifty years before. Pandaul is a town and region in the Indian state of 
Bihar. During the Indian freedom struggle, it was a center of movements that were part of ... 
Aniconism and Adequacy of Representation: Auroville Today Interview with Peter Heehs
Partiality of Representation and Growth of Understandong Through Critique: Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism by Robert Jay Lifton
A Tale of Two Cities Prisons We Choose to Live Inside by Doris Lessing - an Introduction by Diane Christine

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