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Author Mondal, Anshuman A. (Anshuman Ahmed), 1972-

Title Nationalism and post-colonial identity : culture and ideology in India and Egypt / Anshuman A. Mondal
Published London ; New York, NY : RoutledgeCurzon, 2003


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Description xii, 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Nationalism as cultural politics -- 2. The prehistory of Gandhian nationalism -- 3. A tragedy of idealism: utopianism and the imagined community of Gandhi's Hind Swaraj -- 4. The making and unmaking of Gandhian ideology: Raja Rao's Kanthapura -- 5. An anatomy of Egyptian secular-liberal nationalism -- 6. Tawfiq al-Hakim and the dark side of Egyptian secular-liberal nationalist discourse -- 7. Naguib Mahfouz, national allegory and neopatriarchy: the Cairo Trilogy -- 8. Reflection on nationalism, culture and ideology in India and Egypt
Summary "How have nations and nationhood become the dominant form of political organization today? What is the role of culture in nationalism? In what ways have the ideological development of nationalisms in the post-colonial world shaped understandings of contemporary political problems, such as the rise of radical Islam, communalism, and the failure of secular-liberal democracy?" "This book offers the first comparative study of two highly significant anticolonial nationalisms. Its close analysis of nationalist discourse in India and Egypt is situated within a new theoretical framework for studying nationalism, based on a trenchant critique of theorists such as Benedict Anderson, Ernest Gellner, Eric Hobsbawm and Anthony Smith."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Nationalism -- India.
Nationalism -- Egypt.
Egypt -- Civilization.
India -- Politics and government.
India -- Civilization.
Egypt -- Politics and government.
LC no. 2003003932
ISBN 0415314151
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