Communal Identity in India: Its Construction and Articulation in the Twentieth Cetury

Communal Identity in India: Its Construction and Articulation in the Twentieth Cetury

by Bidyut Chakrabarty
     
 

This collection of seminal essays provides a useful and stimulating introduction to the debates surrounding identity-politics in modern India. Through the selected articles, each of which discusses different aspects of the central debate, the volume stresses the need to stay away from an 'essentialist' definition of identity, a view particularly significant in

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This collection of seminal essays provides a useful and stimulating introduction to the debates surrounding identity-politics in modern India. Through the selected articles, each of which discusses different aspects of the central debate, the volume stresses the need to stay away from an 'essentialist' definition of identity, a view particularly significant in India today; and it concludes that communal identity, though imagined and constructed, is nevertheless not unreal.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195663303
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Debates in Indian History and Society Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.80(w) x 5.80(h) x 0.80(d)

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