Recovering Liberties: Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empireby C. A. Bayly
One of the world's greatest historians shows how Indians appropriated liberalism to argue for rights, representation and a better society.See more details below
One of the world's greatest historians shows how Indians appropriated liberalism to argue for rights, representation and a better society.
Table of Contents
Preface; Introduction: the meanings of liberalism in colonial India; 1. The social and intellectual contexts of early Indian liberalism, c.1750–1840; 2. The advent of liberal thought in India: constitutions, revolutions and juries; 3. The advent of liberal thought in India and beyond: civil society and the press; 4. After Rammohan: benign sociology and statistical liberalism; 5. Living as liberals: Bengal and Bombay c.1840–1880; 6. Thinking as liberals: historicism, race, society and economy, c.1840–1848; 7. Giants with feet of clay: Asian critics and Victorian sages to 1914; 8. Liberals in the Desh: North Indian Hindus and the Muslim Dilemma; 9. 'Communitarianism': Indian liberalism transformed, c.1890–1916; 10. Inter-war: Indian discourse and controversy 1919–1935; 11. Anti-liberalism, 'counter-liberalism' and liberalism's afterlife, 1920–1950; Conclusion: lineages of liberalism in India; Bibliography.
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