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The Resource The imaginary institution of India : politics and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj

The imaginary institution of India : politics and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj

Label
The imaginary institution of India : politics and ideas
Title
The imaginary institution of India
Title remainder
politics and ideas
Statement of responsibility
Sudipta Kaviraj
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
For decades Sudipta Kaviraj has worked with and improved upon Marxist and subaltern studies, capturing India's social and political life through its diverse history and culture. While this technique has been widely celebrated in his home country, Kaviraj's essays have remained largely scattered abroad. This collection finally presents his work in one convenient volume and, in doing so, reasserts the brilliance of his approach. As evidenced in these essays, Kaviraj's exceptional strategy positions Indian politics within the political philosophy of the West and alongside the perspectives of Indian history and indigenous political thought. Studies include the peculiar nature of Indian democracy; the specific aspects of Jawaharlal Nehru's and Indira Gandhi's regimes; political culture in independent India; the construction of colonial power; the relationship between state, society, and discourse; the structure of nationalist discourse; language and identity formation in Indian contexts; the link between development and democracy, or democratic functioning; and the interaction among religion, politics, and modernity in South Asia. Each of these essays explores the place of politics in the social life of modern India and is powered by the idea that Indian politics is plastic, reflecting and shaping the world in which people live
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kaviraj, Sudipta
Dewey number
306.20954
Index
index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
JA84.I4
LC item number
K4 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political science
  • Nationalism
  • Postcolonialism
  • India
  • India
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Nationalism
  • Political science
  • Politics and government
  • Postcolonialism
  • Social conditions
  • India
Label
The imaginary institution of India : politics and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On state, society, and discourse in India -- On the construction of colonial power: structure, discourse, hegemony -- On the structure of nationalist discourse -- Writing, speaking, being: language and the historical formation of identities in India -- The imaginary institution of India -- A state of contradictions: the post-colonial state in India -- Government and opposition: fifty years of Indian independence -- The reversal of orientalism: Bhudev Mukhopadhyay and the project of indigenist social theory
Control code
647929693
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (299 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526517
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/kavi15222
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgq3rt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647929693
Label
The imaginary institution of India : politics and ideas, Sudipta Kaviraj
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
On state, society, and discourse in India -- On the construction of colonial power: structure, discourse, hegemony -- On the structure of nationalist discourse -- Writing, speaking, being: language and the historical formation of identities in India -- The imaginary institution of India -- A state of contradictions: the post-colonial state in India -- Government and opposition: fifty years of Indian independence -- The reversal of orientalism: Bhudev Mukhopadhyay and the project of indigenist social theory
Control code
647929693
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (299 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780231526517
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.7312/kavi15222
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgq3rt
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)647929693

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