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The return of the "black books" : A unique, new source-material for reinterpretation of South Indian history

Hatti, Neelambar LU and Heimann, James (1991) In Scandinavian Economoic History Review 39(2). p.42-48
Abstract
It would appear that all possible types of source material concerning pre-colonial and colonial Indian history had been found and analyzed only to be reanalyzed repeatedly, resulting in a number of macro-level studies. However, micro-level studies have been very rare. This may be so because many a historian of India believed that sources necessary for such studies did not exist as there was no tradition in India for keeping detailed economic accounts or even for that matter permanent local records of various legal and economic transactions. For scholars concerned with the early history of South India, the imposing inscriptions in stone have always been the primary source for studies on political, economic and social history.
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India, Colonial History, Sources, Administration
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Scandinavian Economoic History Review
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39
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10.1080/03585522.1991.10408215
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  abstract     = {It would appear that all possible types of source material concerning pre-colonial and colonial Indian history had been found and analyzed only to be reanalyzed repeatedly, resulting in a number of macro-level studies. However, micro-level studies have been very rare. This may be so because many a historian of India believed that sources necessary for such studies did not exist as there was no tradition in India for keeping detailed economic accounts or even for that matter permanent local records of various legal and economic transactions. For scholars concerned with the early history of South India, the imposing inscriptions in stone have always been the primary source for studies on political, economic and social history.},
  author       = {Hatti, Neelambar and Heimann, James},
  keyword      = {India,Colonial History,Sources,Administration},
  language     = {swe},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {42--48},
  series       = {Scandinavian Economoic History Review},
  title        = {The return of the "black books" : A unique, new source-material for reinterpretation of South Indian history},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03585522.1991.10408215},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {1991},
}