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"An original and powerful analysis of the emergence of anticolonial nationalism and the postcolonial state. . . . This is not merely a book on nationalism in India with some 'comparative' implications. Instead, it presents the historical case of colonial nationalism to challenge the Eurocentricity of certain basic categories—the nations-state, modernity, and indeed history itself."—Gyan Prakash, Princeton University

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One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 1994

"[This] is a work of magisterial erudition, the product of a mind working at the fullest command of its critical and creative powers . . . destined to become a landmark, not just in its field but in that most important of histories which is the evolving narrative of our self-awareness."—The Calcutta Telegraph

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[This] is a work of magisterial erudition, the product of a mind working at the fullest command of its critical and creative powers . . . destined to become a landmark, not just in its field but in that most important of histories which is the evolving narrative of our self-awareness.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691019437
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 10/18/1993
  • Series: Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 1,409,137
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Whose Imagined Community? 3
Ch. 2 The Colonial State 14
Ch. 3 The Nationalist Elite 35
Ch. 4 The Nation and Its Pasts 76
Ch. 5 Histories and Nations 95
Ch. 6 The Nation and Its Women 116
Ch. 7 Women and the Nation 135
Ch. 8 The Nation and Its Peasants 158
Ch. 9 The Nation and Its Outcasts 173
Ch. 10 The National State 200
Ch. 11 Communities and the Nation 220
Notes 241
Bibliography 263
Index 273
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