Romila Thapar: On historical scholarship and the uses of the past (interview with Parita Mukta)

@article{Mukta2000RomilaTO,
  title={Romila Thapar: On historical scholarship and the uses of the past (interview with Parita Mukta)},
  author={Parita Mukta and Chetan Bhatt},
  journal={Ethnic and Racial Studies},
  year={2000},
  volume={23},
  pages={594 - 616}
}
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