1st Edition

Historiography | Cosmography A Monograph in Honour of Professor Harjeet Singh Gill

By Ishwar Dayal Gaur Copyright 2024
    170 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book attempts to study Panjab historiography from the viewpoint of cosmography, the concept derived from the cosmological paradigm which Professor Harjeet Singh Gill, an eminent semiotician, developed in his oeuvre.

    Since its introduction in the colonial Panjab, the discipline of historiography subdued the indigenous craft of history writing such as katha, qissa, janamsakhi, and jangnama wherein what Professor Gill has conceptualized as “the dialectic of representation and transcendence” remained ever active.

    This title has been co-published with Aakar Books.

    1.       To Begin With

    2.       Fact | Fiction

    3.       Imagination | Fancy

    4.       Dialogue-Orality | Writing

    5.       Lyricality | Linearity

    6.       Cosmography | Historiography

    7.       Literature of History | History of Literature

    8.       Sociology & Biology

    9.       Historiography Arkheion

    10.  Historicity | Factuality

    11.  Cosmic | Closed

    12.  Summing up | Conclusion

    13.  Cosmographer Waris Shah

    14.  A Cleavage in the Cosmos

    15.  Chhana (a bronze bowl)

    16.  Phulkari (an embroidered head-cover)

    17.  Lalari (a dyer)

    18.  Dhanak (a menial)

    19.  Cosmography in Vernacular

    20.  References and Footnotes


    Ishwar Dayal Gaur is Professor of History at Panjab University, Chandigarh, India.