2. Historiography : Indian Tradition Write detailed answers to the following questions (2) What is the contribution of Itihasacharya V.K. Rajwade to historiography?

SSC 10th History, Maharashtra Board, 2019 - 2020.

2. Historiography : Indian Tradition

Write detailed answers to the following questions

(2) What is the contribution of Itihasacharya V.K. Rajwade to historiography?


Answer: 

i. Rajwade is well-known for his writings in Marathi on varied subjects like history, linguistics, etymology, grammar, etc.

ii. He was of the firm opinion that we should write our own history. He founded ‘Bharat Itihas Samshodhak Mandal’ in Pune, on 7th July 1910 to facilitate historical research.

iii. He compiled and edited 22 volumes of ‘Marathyanchya Itihasachi Sadhane’. He wrote very scholarly prefaces to each of the 22 volumes.

iv. He stated, ‘History is the all-inclusive image of the past societies. It does not include only the stories of political images, conspiracies and wars for seizing power.’

v. He insisted that history should be written only using the authentic
documentary source.

vi.. According to him, an event qualifies to be an historical event if it presents a balanced combination of the three factors, Time, Space and Personalities.

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