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Nationalism, democracy, and development : state and politics in India / editors, Sugata Bose, Ayesha Jalal
Bib ID 1447004
Format BookBook
Description Delhi ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1997 
206 p. ; 22 cm. 
ISBN 0195639448
0195644425
Summary

This book delineates the structural and ideological aspects of the late-colonial and post-colonial state in India. It questions the binary opposition between secular nationalism and religious communalism. Further, it also argues that the failure to assure substantive democracy and equitable development for significant segments of civil society has resulted in the discrediting and delegitimizing of state-sponsored nationalism. The contributors take issue with cultural critiques of modernity and nationalism as being analytically incomplete, located within the cultural domain alone, and that they ignore the fundamental contexts of domination and resistance, privilege and deprivation. These essays comprise a significant advance in the debate on nationalism and move towards offering alternative theories of the state. This book is essential reading for students and scholars of the modern history and politics of India, South Asia and the developing world.

Full contents
  • 1. Nationalism, Democracy and Development / Sugata Bose and Ayesha Jalal
  • 2. On Interpreting India's Past / Amartya Sen
  • 3. The Rhetoric of Democracy and Development in Late Colonial India / David Washbrook
  • 4. Nation as Mother: Representations and Contestations of 'India' in Bengali Literature and Culture / Sugata Bose
  • 5. Exploding Communalism: The Politics of Muslim Identity in South Asia / Ayesha Jalal
  • 6. 'Hindu Nationalism' and the Crisis of the Indian State: A Theoretical Perspective / Sumantra Bose
  • 7. Development Strategy in India: A Political Economy Perspective / Jayati Ghosh
  • 8. The State Against Society: The Great Divide in Indian Social Science Discourse / Pranab Bardhan.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Nationalism -- India.  |  Democracy -- India.  |  India -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Other authors/contributors Bose, Sugata  |  Jalal, Ayesha

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