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My 21 Years is written in a simple engaging style. It tells stories as often as it analyses or generalizes.
Thus in a quiet sense, it is easily comprehended. Ar another level, however, it is a very difficult book to read properly and learn from.
A careful reader must approach this book with several questions and issues in mind.
The first set of questions and issues dealing with the book’s purpose, intended audience, and genre Why was this book written for whom?
What kind of arguments was that audience used to What did it expect of a book? The second set of questions and issues dealing with the book’s authorship, and Robertus’ problems given the context of the book’s production.
And a third set, in my opinion, the most important set, deals with the book’s presuppositions. let us discuss these sets of questions and issues separately.
The most important fact for a reader, to begin with, is that this book was not written for us.
This is the whether the ‘we in question are Inds Fijuns, Fijians or Europeans like myself, or even citizens of present-day India.
Its principal intended audience was the Indian intellectual community of the early 1900s and we are intruders listening to an argument not meant for us.
My 21 Years makes frequent appeals to its readers, addressing them directly, trying to shame the nation Remembering.
Who those readers are one can grasp why these peals ne aide at the particular points they appear in the text and due this appeal, what the main purpose of the book was
When we read history books we are all used to a particular kind of narrative voice, the kind of voer used by K.L. Gillion and Ahmed Ali, for example, in the writing indenture.
If we imagine that we are listening to this kind of voice here, then we will not leam what My 21 Yea us to teach, and we will sometimes be dramatically led In festival historians share an indentation to writing history.
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