The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories / Edition 1

The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories / Edition 1

by Partha Chatterjee
     
 

"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

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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

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
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.68(d)

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Whose Imagined Community?3
Ch. 2The Colonial State14
Ch. 3The Nationalist Elite35
Ch. 4The Nation and Its Pasts76
Ch. 5Histories and Nations95
Ch. 6The Nation and Its Women116
Ch. 7Women and the Nation135
Ch. 8The Nation and Its Peasants158
Ch. 9The Nation and Its Outcasts173
Ch. 10The National State200
Ch. 11Communities and the Nation220
Notes241
Bibliography263
Index273

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