Chapter 1


1. The terms ‘Orientalism’ and ‘Indology” are of Western origin and are used to refer first to Westerners, and subsequently to Indians as well, specializing in Eastern and Indian/South Asian cultures respectively. Orientalism, of late, has been roundly decried as a misrepresentation and a veiled attempt to colonize and dominate the Eastern societies and cultures. See Edward Said, Orientalism (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1978).

2. See, for example, K. P. Jayaswal, Hindu Polity: A Constitutional History of India in Hindu Times (Calcutta: Butterworth, 1924); A. S. Altekar, State and Government in India (Delhi: Motilal Banarasidass, 1958, [1949]).

3. Surendra Nath Dasgupta, History of Indian Philosophy, five volumes (Cambridge: ...

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