WHAT ARE THE LITRARY SOURCE FOR THE MODERN PERIOD?WRITE A NOTE ON TIME IN HISTORY

Asked by Shriti | 26th May, 2014, 02:45: PM

Expert Answer:

One of the most primary sources of modern Indian history is the official records of the British colonial administration in India. The culture of memos, notings and reports preserved by the British has come to be seen as an authentic source of Indian historiography. Preserved documents from village tahsildar’s office, the collectorate, the commissioner’s office, the provincial secretariats and the lawcourts – are also useful. These added to the records preserved in archives and museums are an important source material for history writing in India.

Apart from the official records, there were diaries of people, accounts of pilgrims and travellers, autobiographies of important personalities, and popular booklets, writings in newspaper and other print media.

Answered by Akanksha Kaul | 26th May, 2014, 06:05: PM

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