The Idea of India

The Idea of India

by Sunil Khilnani
     
 

ISBN-10: 0374525919

ISBN-13: 9780374525910

Pub. Date: 06/04/1999

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The key book on India in the postnuclear era, with a new Introduction by the author.Our appreciation of the importance of India can only increase in light of the recent revelations of its nuclear capabilities. Sunil Khilnani's exciting, timely study addresses the paradoxes and ironies of this, the world's largest democracy. Throughout his penetrating, provocative

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The key book on India in the postnuclear era, with a new Introduction by the author.Our appreciation of the importance of India can only increase in light of the recent revelations of its nuclear capabilities. Sunil Khilnani's exciting, timely study addresses the paradoxes and ironies of this, the world's largest democracy. Throughout his penetrating, provocative work, he illuminates this fundamental issue: Can the original idea of India survive its own successes?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780374525910
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date:
06/04/1999
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,363,504
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword to the Paperback Edition
Preface
Author's Note
MapThe British Empire in India Before 1947
MapIndia in 1997
Introduction: Ideas of India1
1Democracy15
2Temples of the Future61
3Cities107
4Who is an Indian?150
Epilogue: The Garb of Modernity196
References209
Bibliographical Essay217
Index243

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