the complete review Quarterly
Volume V, Issue 1   --   February, 2004

Editorial Notes

       As always, the first issue of the year of the complete review Quarterly offers our comprehensive annual report on the State of the Site in the previous year.

       The rest of the issue is devoted to a subject that we feel hasn't gotten enough attention in the press (online and off) outside of India: the debate surrounding James Laine’s book Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India and the resulting attack on an important research institute. The introductory piece, James Laine’s Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India and the attack on the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute, offers background, a chronology, reactions to events, and extensive links.
       Bhalchandrarao C. Patvardhan and Amodini Bagwe's James Laine’s Controversial Book Shivaji: Hindu King in Islamic India explains some of the reasons for the vehement opposition to Laine's book, while our commentary piece, Attacking Myths and Institutions, argues that the whole series of events surrounding the book are deeply disturbing and dangerous.

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