At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Odisha

At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Odisha

by Jayanta Sengupta

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198099154
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 09/30/2014
Pages: 416
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.60(h) x 4.90(d)

About the Author

Jayanta Sengutpa is Secretary and Curator (Director), Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata.

Table of Contents

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Introduction: Imagined Communities of Language Before and After Democracy: Problems and Perspectives from Orissa
1. Social Structure and Political Arithmetic under Colonial Rule
2. Race, Culture, Language, and 'Backwardness': Writing the Oriya 'People' into the Oriya 'Nation,' 1900-1920
3. Boundaries, Funds and 'Nationalism': Towards a Separate Orissa Province, 1920-1936
4. Congress in the Ascendant? The Peasant Question and 'Popular' Politics, 1920-1947
5. Congress Against the Rajas: Princes, Prajamandals, and Partition, 1937-1949
6. Democracy and its Discontents: Language, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of 'Backwardness' in a Postcolonial World
7. Ram Against Christ? Competing Communalisms and Patterns of Political Mobilization
Conclusion: Re-examining Cultural Nationalism
Bibliography
Index
About the Author

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