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Author Chatterjee, Partha, 1947-

Title Empire and nation : selected essays / Partha Chatterjee ; with an Introduction by Nivedita Menon
Published New York : Columbia University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 368 pages)
Contents Part I: Empire and nation. Whose imagined community? ; The constitution of Indian nationalist discourse ; History and the nationalization of Hinduism ; The fruits of Macaulay's poison tree ; Of diaries, delirium, and discourse ; The nationalist resolution of the women's question ; Our modernity ; A tribute to the master ; Those fond memories of the raj ; Beyond the nation? or within? -- Part II: Democracy. Democracy and the violence of the state: a political negotiation of death ; Secularism and toleration ; Satanic? or the surrender of the modern? ; Development planning and the Indian state ; We have heard this before -- Part III: Capital and community. A response to Taylor's 'modes of civil society' ; A brief history of subaltern studies ; The colonial state and peasant resistance in Bengal, 1920-1947 ; On religions and linguistic nationalisms: the second partition of Bengal
Summary Partha Chatterjee is one of the world's greatest living theorists on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of nationalism. Beginning in the 1980s, his work, particularly within the context of India, has served as the foundation for subaltern studies, an area of scholarship he continues to develop. In this collection, English-speaking readers are finally able to experience the breadth and substance of Chatterjee's wide-ranging thought. His provocative essays examine the phenomenon of postcolonial democracy and establish the parameters for research in subaltern politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Chatterjee, Partha, 1947-
Nationalism -- India.
India -- Politics and government.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0231526504 (electronic bk.)
9780231526500 (electronic bk.)
(cloth ; alk. paper)
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