A Biography of the Indian Nation, 1947-1997

A Biography of the Indian Nation, 1947-1997

By: Ranabir Samaddar (author)Hardback

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This book seeks to answer the question what makes a nation a nation? It begins with a look back at the beginning of the nation; chronicles the attempts at rebellion; discusses the issues of caste and communalism and the nations attempt to tackle them; and looks at India's elections, the theory of citizenship, public Vs private space and war.

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About Author

Ranabir Samaddar is the Director of the Calcutta Research Group, Kolkata, and belongs to the school of critical thinking. He has worked extensively on issues of justice and rights in the context of conflicts in South Asia. Samaddar's particular researches have spread over a wide area comprising migration and refugee studies, the theory and practices of dialogue, nationalism and postcolonial statehood in South Asia, and new regimes of technological restructuring and labour control. His recent political writings The Emergence of the Political Subject (2009) and The Nation Form (2012) have signalled a new turn in critical postcolonial thinking and have challenged some of the prevailing accounts of the birth of nationalism and the nation state.


The Birth of a Nation Promises of Revolution The Dynamics of Passive Revolution Nation Jeopardised Nation Legitimised The Nation's Two Subjects Nation and the Home Nation at War, Nation at Peace

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/10/2001
  • ISBN13: 9780761995197
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 342
  • ID: 9780761995197
  • weight: 522
  • ISBN10: 0761995196

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