On Indian Historical Writing
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It has long been held in modern Indological and in more general and popular writing that India has no (sense of) history, and this view has frequently been justified by the observation that indigenous historical writing has been almost completely absent until fairly recent times.
This is even maintained by firmly nationalistic writers such a R.C.Majumdar: “It is a well-known fact that with the single exception of Râjataranginî (History of Kashmir), there is no historical text in Sanskrit dealing with the whole or even parts of India.
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