2. Historiography : Indian Tradition Write detailed answers to the following questions : (1) What is Marxist History?

2. Historiography : Indian Tradition
Write detailed answers to the following questions :

(1) What is Marxist History?

Answer: 

i. The concern for the means of production, modes of production and the industrial relations were at the centre in the writings of Marxist historians.

ii. Accordingly, to analyse the impact of every social event of significance has remained the basic theme of Marxist historiography.

iii. Marxist historians in India studied the transitions within the caste system.

iv. Among the notable Indian historians who adopted Marxist ideological framework, scholars like Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi, Comrade Shripad Amrut Dange, Ram Sharan Sharma, Comrade Sharad Patil have contributed notably.

v. Comrade Dange was one of the founder members of the Indian Communist Party. ‘Primitive Communism to Slavery’, the book written by him represents Marxist historiography.

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