Collection of F.W. Buckler’s writings on South Asian history
F. W. Buckler’s writings convey a highly daring mind, in which intellectual ability is coupled with great unconventionality. At the very outset, in the lead article, Buckler sweeps away a century and a half of Indian historiography “represented in Europe almost entirely by the propaganda of the Trading Companies, which approached Indian politics and states under the influence of the Colonial System of Western Expansion.” He proposes the radical revision of current theories, replacing them with one centered upon a reading of Mughal political culture which the Company misunderstood, manipulated, and deliberately misrepresented to Britons back home and to future generations.
F. W. Buckler was a scholar of both South Asian history and church history. Michael N. Pearson is a consultant historical archaeologist and heritage conservation planner with over 30 years of experience in NSW National Parks and Wildlife S
"F.W. Buckler was a serious scholar who published a substantial number of papers, not merely on South Asian history but also on church history. Those on South Asian history appeared in the 1920s, and were distinguished by linguistic scholarship and an originality that provoked some controversy at the time . . . Such papers are still worth our attention, and the present volume will be particularly useful for those undergraduates who have no taste for looking up past periodicals."
--Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society