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History-writing in the Nation-making in Israel and India: A Comparative Study

The study examines the role of historywriting in the nation-making in Israel and India. By comparing the Israeli and Indian historiography, the project looks into the idea and method employed in the revisionist history-writing of the two nations. India and Israel, being born in the late parts of the 1940s, have emerged as strong nationstates in Asia. The project questions how history-writing in the decades of 1980s and 1990s deal with the idea of the nation in both countries and probes into the common patterns in Indian and Israeli revisionist history. This study is funded by the American Jewish Committee and led by JCIS Faculty Coordinator, Professor Khinvraj Jangid.