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Incongruities, Ironies and Achievements: India’s Tryst with Modernity

ROGER JEFFERY and ANTHONY HEATH

in Diversity and Change in Modern India: Economic, Social and Political Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264515
eISBN:
9780191734403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264515.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter introduces the economic, social, and political aspects of Indian modernities. It considers the question of uneven modernisation and studies the sphere of politics. The Indian economy and ... More


The Modern Spirit of Asia: The Spiritual and the Secular in China and India

Peter van der Veer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691128146
eISBN:
9781400848553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691128146.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This book challenges the notion that modernity in China and India are derivative imitations of the West, arguing that these societies have transformed their ancient traditions in unique and ... More


Introduction: The Rays and the History of Modernity in India

Chandak Sengoopta

in The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.003.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The introduction profiles the Ray family, describes their main achievements, and explains how the detailed analysis and contextualization of their work can help us understand the character and ... More


The Rays Before Satyajit: Creativity and Modernity in Colonial India

Chandak Sengoopta

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199464753
eISBN:
9780199087198
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199464753.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

Although the filmmaker Satyajit Ray is well known across the world, few outside Bengal know much about the diverse contributions of his forebears to printing technology, nationalism, children’s ... More


Heritage, Culture, and Politics in the Postcolony

Daniel Herwitz

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160186
eISBN:
9780231530729
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160186.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The act of remaking one's history into a heritage, a conscientiously crafted narrative placed over the past, is a thriving industry in almost every postcolonial culture. This is surprising, given the ... More


The Lost Age of Reason: Philosophy in Early Modern India 1450-1700

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199218745
eISBN:
9780191809774
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199218745.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book deals with a fascinating and rich episode in the history of philosophy, one from which those who are interested in the nature of modernity and its global origins have a great deal to learn. ... More


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