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Fragment, Fantasy, History: Towards Newer Projects for Re-Imagining National History

By Manhar Bansal
This essay argues that it is in the ‘unhistorical’, ‘silent’ and ‘scattered’ fragments that historical imagination must find its true place. In this endeavour, it must shun the hegemonic and homogenising forces of mainstream imagination and use oral tradition, collective memory, poetry, literature and fiction – alternative sources I broadly call ‘fantasy’ – to reimagine our multiform pasts.

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