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Author Paranjape, Makarand R., 1960-

Title Making India : colonialism, national culture, and the afterlife of Indian English authority / Makarand R. Paranjape
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2012]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures ; 2
Sophia studies in cross-cultural philosophy of traditions and cultures ; 2
Contents Introduction -- Usable Pasts: Rammohun Roy's Occidentalism -- East Indian Cosmopolitanism: Henry Derozio's Fakeer of Jungheera and the Birth of Indian Modernity -- Michael Madhusudan Dutt: The Prodigal's Progress -- Bankim Chandra Chatterjee: Colonialism and National Consciousness in Rajmohan's Wife -- Subjects to Change: Gender Trouble and Women's "Authority" -- Representing Swami Vivekananda -- Sarojini Naidu: Reclaiming a Kinship -- Home and the World: Colonialism and Alternativity in Tagore's India -- Sri Aurobindo and the Renaissance in India -- The "Persistent" Mahatma: Rereading Gandhi Post-Hindutva -- Conclusion: Usable Pasts, Possible Futures
Summary Compared to how it looked 150 years ago at the eve of the colonial conquest, today's India is almost completely unrecognizable. A sovereign nation, with a teeming, industrious population, it is an economic powerhouse and the world's largest democracy. It can boast of robust legal institutions and a dizzying plurality of cultures, in addition to a lively and unrestricted print and electronic media. The question is how did it get to where it is now? Covering the period from 1800 to 1950, this study of about a dozen makers of modern India is a valuable addition to India's cultural and intellectua
Analysis Comparative Literature
Humanities / Arts / Design
Interdisciplinary Studies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Indic literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
India -- History -- 1947-
India -- Civilization -- British influences.
India -- Social conditions -- 1947-
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 940074661X (electronic bk.)
9789400746619 (electronic bk.)