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The book on Medieval India by leading Russian scholar released in New Delhi

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 06:30

Official release of the book by the leading Russian scientist Dr. Eugenia Vanina was held in New Delhi on February 28. "Medieval Indian Mindscapes - Space, Time, Society and Man" has been published in India by Primus Books, a well-known publishing house.

The book centers on the world perception of the Indians in pre-colonial times, both in specific features of their "mental program" and its comparability with counterparts in other pre-modern societies.

While analyzing the importance of space in the medieval worldview, the book discusses how medieval Indians comprehended their territories and the landscape as "their own" vis-à-vis the "alien" space; the development of territorial-cultural and territorial-political identities, and knowledge about other lands and peoples.  In a discussion of medieval temporality, the book also studies the ways of perceiving the reckoning time, attitudes to the historic past and manyfold ways of recording it.

Speaking at the ceremony of the book release, Prof. Kunal Chakrabarti of the Center for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, noted the broad spectrum of scientific research conducted by Dr. Eugenia Vanina. In his opinion, "the book will be welcomed by the scientific community as well as the students of history".

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