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International Journal of History

2021, Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part B

Majha Pravas as an alternative source for the history writing of 1857


Author(s): Sachin Dev

Abstract: Majha Pravas is one of the most important vernacular sources on 1857, and it provides a wealth of information on this pivotal event in Indian history. This text becomes more important because of the writer’s own circumstances in which he witnessed this whole event and write down on the paper. This text differs significantly from the traditional sources utilized in the revolt's literature. This text provides scholars with a new perspective on the revolt's history. Its language, script, composer, and central character are all completely distinct. This text is a significant component of the vernacular language sources. It's written in Marathi Modi script and is a travel account of a poor Brahmin Vishnu Bhatt who travelled from Varsai to Hindustan in 1857, when the revolt was about to erupt. He faced many difficulties and himself encountered various important events of that time. Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi is the central figure in this text. This work is a crucial alternate source for the 1857 revolt.

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Sachin Dev. Majha Pravas as an alternative source for the history writing of 1857. Int J Hist 2021;3(1):76-79.
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