Beyond Belief: India and the Politics of Postcolonial Nationalism / Edition 1

Beyond Belief: India and the Politics of Postcolonial Nationalism / Edition 1

by Srirupa Roy
     
 

Examines the formation of the nation-state in postcolonial India, how it worked to create an identity for itself, to what extent it succeeded, and what may be the prospects for unity in a widely diverse country.

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Overview

Examines the formation of the nation-state in postcolonial India, how it worked to create an identity for itself, to what extent it succeeded, and what may be the prospects for unity in a widely diverse country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780822340010
Publisher:
Duke University Press Books
Publication date:
05/28/2007
Series:
Politics, History, and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments vii

Introduction. Imagining Institutions, Instituting Diversity: Toward a Theory of Nation-State Formation 1

1. Moving Pictures: The Films Division of India and the Visual Practices of the Nation-State 32

2. Marching in Time: Republic Day Parades and the Ritual Practices of the Nation-State 66

3. Indian Darkness: Science, Development, and the Needs Discourse of the Nation-State 105

4. Cities of Hope: Steel Townships and the Spatial Practices of the Nation-State 133

Conclusion. After Midnight 157

Notes 171

Bibliography 219

Index 237

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