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Aliens in the Colonial World
Aliens in the colonial world

Any student of South Asian history knows that traditionally this history is divided into three periods: the ancient, the medieval and the modern. The ancient period began with the arrival of the Aryans, continued through the migration of the Scythians, Parthians, Bactrians and many others and moved into the medieval with the Arab invasion of Sind and the consequent arrival of the ‘slaves’ from Ghazni and Ghor. The modern period found its markers in the arrival of the Europeans. This in itself is a testimony to population flows that characterises the region. This is also a testimony to the disciplining of Indian history at a time when large-scale population movement was considered as a marker of ...

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