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Performing Nationhood: The Emotional Roots of Swadeshi Nationhood in Bengal, 1905-1912

Mimasha Pandit

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780199480180
eISBN:
9780199099764
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199480180.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book Performing Nationhood serves as a corridor to one’s ‘self’. It began as a humble attempt to interrogate the performance history of Swadeshi Bengal. The burgeoning public space and the ... More


Two Masters One Text: Satyajit Ray's Transcreation of Ghare Baire

Somdatta Mandal

in Filming Fiction: Tagore, Premchand, and Ray

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198075936
eISBN:
9780199081851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198075936.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Ghare Baire (1916), written by Rabindranath Tagore in the diary form of narrative, is a complex work of fiction. Embedded in it is a historical moment of the swadeshi in Bengal ... More


Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

From eco-feminism and biodiversity to the Chipko Movement, swadeshi and village governance, corruption and poverty in India, and the future of Indian farmers among others, in this book Vandana Shiva ... More


Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Varuni Bhatia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

What role do premodern religious traditions play in the formation of modern secular identities? What relationship exists between regional devotional cultures, key bhakti figures, and anticolonial ... More


Anasaktiyoga and the Nationalist Imagination: Gandhi’s Interpretation of the Gita

Nagappa K. Gowda

in The Bhagavadgita in the Nationalist Discourse

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072065
eISBN:
9780199080748
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072065.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Mahatma Ghandhi influenced the nationalist movement unlike any other leader. He drew much from the Gita for his nationalist project. Much of his thoughts can be found in the book Hind Swaraj and his ... More


The Hindu Code Bill: A Historical Background

Chitra Sinha

in Debating Patriarchy: The Hindu Code Bill Controversy in India (1941–1956)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198078944
eISBN:
9780199081479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198078944.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Family Law

The chapter attempts to provide a historical perspective to the evolution of Hindu law. It annotates the dynamic interaction among a wide variety of social forces that created the historical context ... More


The New Spirit 1900–1909

Peter Heehs

in India's Freedom Struggle 1857-1947: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195627985
eISBN:
9780199080670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195627985.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

The first section of this chapter describes the partition of Bengal. The second considers the Swadeshi movement. The third section describes extremists and moderates. The fourth section looks into ... More


Gandhi's Dharma

Koneru Ramakrishna Rao

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199477548
eISBN:
9780199090921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199477548.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Political History

When asked about his message to the world, the Mahatma famously said, ‘My life is my message.’ In him there was no room for contradiction between thought and action. His life in its totality is a ... More


India’s Security Identity Develops, 1947–98

Chris Ogden

in Hindu Nationalism and the Evolution of Contemporary Indian Security: Portents of Power

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198089551
eISBN:
9780199082728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089551.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 1 considers how India’s security practice developed under (predominantly) Indian National Congress (INC) regimes from independence to 1998. Focusing upon the influence of India’s earliest ... More


From Closed to Open in India: Import Substitution, IITs, and Liberalization

Kathryn C. Ibata-Arens

in Beyond Technonationalism: Biomedical Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Asia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781503605473
eISBN:
9781503608757
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503605473.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Political Economy

Decades ago, led by the technonational rhetoric of self-reliance and improvement in human health, India delayed opening its market. Consequently, India spent decades on import substitution and other ... More


Nationalism

Rustom Bharucha

in Another Asia: Rabindranath Tagore and Okakura Tenshin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195682854
eISBN:
9780199081585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195682854.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter deals with nationalism in a confrontationist mode. It raises some critical questions around Rabindranath Tagore's silence in relation to Okakura Tenshin's representation of Asia. It ... More


A Swadeshi Chaitanya

Varuni Bhatia

in Unforgetting Chaitanya: Vaishnavism and Cultures of Devotion in Colonial Bengal

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780190686246
eISBN:
9780190686277
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190686246.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

Bengali Vaishnava traditions were most foundationally re-evaluated by the bhadralok in the process of writing literary histories of Bengali language. These histories, which began to emerge around ... More


Breaking Ground

Venu Madhav Govindu and Deepak Malghan

in The Web of Freedom: J.C. Kumarappa and Gandhi's Struggle for Economic Justice.

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780199460816
eISBN:
9780199087150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460816.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

This chapter studies the reasons behind Gandhi’s resignation from the Congress in 1934 and his founding of the All-India Village Industries Association (AIVIA) in Wardha. A critical analysis of ... More


Swadeshi Machines

David Arnold

in Everyday Technology: Machines and the Making of India's Modernity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922027
eISBN:
9780226922034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922034.003.0043
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the concept of swadeshi, and its role in the dissemination and appropriation of everyday technology. It also describes the origins and progress of the swadeshi movement, and ... More


The Division

Ramin Jahanbegloo and Vandana Shiva

in Talking Environment: Vandana Shiva in Conversation with Ramin Jahanbegloo

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780198091776
eISBN:
9780199082537
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198091776.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

In this section, Vandana Shiva talks about what is left of Mahatma Gandhi’s India and her book India Divided. She argues that India underwent a transformation following the emergence of the new ... More


Reforms on the Anvil 1

B. R. Nanda

in Gokhale: The Indian Moderates and the British Raj

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195647518
eISBN:
9780199081400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195647518.003.0026
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The issue of constitutional reforms seemed to have receded to the background in the wake of the controversy generated by the deportation of Lajpat Rai and the Moderate–Extremist conflict. But it was ... More


The Young Nationalist

B. R. Nanda

in Jawaharlal Nehru: Rebel and Statesman

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195645866
eISBN:
9780199081363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195645866.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Jawaharlal Nehru already showed passionate nationalism at barely sixteen years old. In 1905, he read in The Times that the Swadeshi movement had spread to Kashmir. He also showed particular interest ... More


Shivshahi in Limbo

Julia M. Eckert

in The Charisma of Direct Action: Power, Politics, and the Shiv Sena

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195660449
eISBN:
9780199082001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195660449.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter investigates the contradictions facing the Shiv Sena in combining exercising elected power with that of being a protest movement. When the Shiv Sena/BJP alliance came to power in 1995, ... More


Swaraj and Swadeshi: Gandhi and Tagore on Ethics, Development, and Freedom

Nalini Bhushan and Jay L. Garfield

in Value and Values: Economics and Justice in an Age of Global Interdependence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839673
eISBN:
9780824868604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839673.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter explores the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore on ethics, development, and freedom by focusing on the two men's debate over the terms swaraj and swadeshi, both of which ... More


Technology Beckons: Bhadralok Enterprise in the Suburbs

Smritikumar Sarkar

in Technology and Rural Change in Eastern India 1830-1980

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198092308
eISBN:
9780199082810
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092308.003.0005
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter studies two interesting cases of bhadralok enterprise. A small class of English-educated élites, the bhadralok, had literally shaped the nineteenth-century Bengali mind. Their role in ... More


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