1. Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient
  2. Veranstaltungen
  3. Historical Pedagogy: What Hindutva Does with History
Vortrag, Vortragsreihe

Historical Pedagogy: What Hindutva Does with History

Vortrag von Tanika Sarkar (Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi)

The ideological apparatus of Hindu nationalism or Hindutva in India depends very largely on its understanding of Indian history. Its worldview is entirely contained in that and it pervades the complex organisational apparatus which is composed of a large number of interrelated and overlapping affiliates and sub affiliates. These units work among a vast range of social groups among whom they disseminate their particular sense of history.

Sarkar will summarise the broad themes that constitute its historical message and then discuss the multifarious ways in which it transmits it. I will argue that its historical pedagogy has been extremely successful -  not  because of its truth value or richness but because of its pedagogical methods. I will also try to assess the consequences of its success.

Tanika Sarkar is a historian of modern South Asia. She retired as a professor of history at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. She is one of the leading scholars on histories of social identities, chiefly focusing on gender, caste, and labour. She has extensively researched and published on the rise of Hindu right in India. She is the author of many books including Hindu Wife, Hindu Nation: Community, Religion, and Cultural Nationalism (2001) and Rebels, Wives, Saints: Designing Selves and Nations in Colonial Times (2009). She is a frequent contributor to leading newspapers, magazines, journals, and e-portals on issues of contemporary politics, education, and social inequalities.

The event will be held via Zoom. Please register at registration@zmo.de

Diese Veranstaltung gehört zur Vortragsreihe
ZMO-Kolloquium im Wintersemester 2020/21
Understanding Populism: State, Academia, and Civil Society