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55–56. For Partha Mukherjee, social movements are accumulative, alternative and transformatory. Accumulative changes are changes within the given structure and system. Nationalist mobilization in our view combined the components of all three types advocated by Partha Mukherjee. For this typology of movements, see Partha Mukherjee, “Social Movements and Social Change: To a Conceptual Clarification and Theoretical Framework”, Sociological Bulletin, 26, 1, 1977. S. Gore, Non-Brahmin Movement in Maharashtra, New Delhi, 1989, pp.

311. 58 Marc W. Steinberg, “Culturally Speaking: Finding a Common between PostStructuralism and the Thompsonian Perspective”, Social History, 21, 2, May 1996, p. 206. Introduction 33 Historians of the Annales tradition, Lucien Febvre, Marc Bloch, Fernand Braudel, Robert Mandrou, Jacques Le Goff and Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, rejected a narrow event-oriented narrative history. In place of the event-oriented, episodic and chronologicallyorganized history of politics of nation states, social and cultural history assumed a new centrality in their works.

121. 42 Theodor W. Adorno, Against Epistemology, Oxford, 1982, pp. 43–44; Abraham H. Maslow, The Psychology of Science, London, 1966, pp. 9–30, strongly reproach the growing tendency towards “scientificization” and “methodolatory”. 43 According to Gottschalk, history writing is partly a subjective process of re-creation. Historical knowledge is limited by the incompleteness and subjective nature of the records themselves as well as by the personal bias of the historian. 44 The concept of evolution, a bridge between the natural and the social sciences, has proved to be a cogent image in depicting a kind of historical progression from simpler to more complex societal forms.

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