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Modernity in Indian Social Theory

A Raghuramaraju (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Indian society is extremely complex, particularly in the twentieth century. However, this complexity has not been captured by Indian social theory. One reason is the theoretical burden caused by ... More


Conclusion

A. Raghuramaraju

in Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Some social theorists in India, including Partha Chatterjee, Javeed Alam, and Gopal Guru, have failed to recognize the core project of modernity and its social consequences. Instead, they were ... More


Nationalism

A. Raghuramaraju

in Modernity in Indian Social Theory

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198070122
eISBN:
9780199080014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198070122.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Theory

Contemporary India, unlike the West, despite opening itself to modernity, contains pre-modern institutions such as the family. This chapter analyses how the model of Western nationalism fails to ... More


Theorizing Thervoy: Subaltern Studies and Dalit Praxis in India’s Land Wars

Luisa Steur

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter develops a critique of Chatterjee’s argument that Marxian perspectives of agrarian transition have been rendered irrelevant by the introduction of social policy regimes that ameliorate ... More


On the Edge of Civil Society in Contemporary India

Subir Sinha

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter discusses the mobilization of transnational solidarity for the wrongfully jailed Binayak Sen and the politics of a Delhi-based Residents’ Welfare Association, it problematizes ... More


‘Community’ and the Politics of Caste, Class, and Representation in the Singur Movement, West Bengal

Kenneth Bo Nielsen

in New Subaltern Politics: Reconceptualizing Hegemony and Resistance in Contemporary India

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199457557
eISBN:
9780199085446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199457557.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This chapter is concerned with what the civil-political society dichotomy does for the conceptualisation of ‘community’ in Subaltern Studies. While the early subalternists presumed pre-existing ... More


Nationalism

Rinku Lamba

in Political Science: Volume 3: Indian Political Thought

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198082224
eISBN:
9780199082452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198082224.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the views of different political communities in India on nationalism and the nation-state. It discusses Partha Chatterjee’s influential explanation for Indian nationalism and ... More


Swami and Mahatma Paradigms: State and Civil Society

A. Raghuramaraju

in Debates in Indian Philosophy: Classical, Colonial, and Contemporary

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195693027
eISBN:
9780199080359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195693027.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The impact of colonialism on the Indian mind may be confined to mere ‘surface deterioration’ and it may be ‘potentially what it was’. The relation between Mahatma Gandhi and the pre-modern societies ... More


Social Character of the Indian State: A Survey of Current Trends

Sobhanlal Datta Gupta

in Political Science: Volume 1: The Indian State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780198084945
eISBN:
9780199082391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198084945.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the literature on the changing perception of the social character of the Indian state. It analyses the relevant works of Baldev Raj Nayar, Zoya Hasan, Partha Chatterjee, and ... More


Modernity and Indian Nationalism

Ramin Jahanbegloo

in India Revisited: Conversations on Continuity and Change

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195689440
eISBN:
9780199080342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195689440.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In this interview, Partha Chatterjee discusses the concepts of modernity and Indian nationalism. The author of Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World, Chatterjee shares his views on the evolution ... More


Secularism the Marxist Way: ‘High’ Theory and ‘Low’ Practice

Aditya Nigam

in The Insurrection of Little Selves: The Crisis of Secular Nationalism in India

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195676068
eISBN:
9780199081752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195676068.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Drawing on detailed interviews with communist activists, this chapter examines another form of secular practice in India—that of the Marxist left. It argues that actual secular practice on the ground ... More


Buddhist Resistance against the State

Juliane Schober

in Modern Buddhist Conjunctures in Myanmar: Cultural Narratives, Colonial Legacies, and Civil Society

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824833824
eISBN:
9780824871635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824833824.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter looks at the ways in which Buddhist identities helped mobilize resistance against the colonial government and against military regimes throughout the twentieth century. A common theme ... More


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