Creating Histories: Oral Narratives and the Politics of History-Making

Wendy Singer
Oxford University Press
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This book discusses stories and storytelling, listening and retelling, and the complex ways in which this results in the creation of historical narratives. The author listened to a wide variety of stories about the Indian Freedom Movement told by people who were involved in it and set them against written historical accounts to arrive at interesting conclusions about the changes and differences between oral and recorded histories.