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The view that the Hindus do not possess a sense of history has become so commonplace as to virtually achieve the status of an axiom in the study of Indic religion and culture. It is the argument of this paper that this view may stand in need of revision in the light of the epigraphic, literary, and even artisitic evidence presented therein, specially when it is assessed in the context of the various foreign invasions to which India has been subject.


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