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Author Samāddāra, Raṇabīra.

Title The nation form : essays on Indian nationalism / Ranabir Samaddar
Published Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 259 pages)
Contents The Manifold Meaning of Territoriality in Nationalism -- What Was Asia to the Asians? -- The Birth of a Nation -- Promises of Revolution -- The Dynamics of Passive Revolution -- The World of the Edges -- Legality, Illegality, and Reasons of State -- Cartographic Representations and Anxieties -- Shefali -- The Ineluctable Logic of Geopolitics -- The Autonomous Spaces within the Nation
Summary "Most writings on the theme of the nation confine themselves to discussions of ideology and thought, leaving out the question of the form of the nation. This selection of writings by Ranabir Samaddar fills in that void, presenting within two covers a whole range of dimensions, perspectives, and controversies of the last two decades on the question of the nation in India. It looks at the form of the Indian nation in terms of contests, contradictions, classes, and nationalist strategies of inclusion and exclusion. Thereby, Samaddar addresses two issues in view of the nation form--its relation with democracy and the problem of governing the nation. This selection not only comprises essays that stand on their own merit, but in their totality, it presents a historical summary of the nation's experience through decades--before and after Independence."--Publisher's website
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nationalism -- India.
India -- History -- 1947-
India -- Politics and government -- 1947-
India -- Social conditions -- 1947-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 8132109988 (electronic bk.)
9788132109983 (electronic bk.)