This book explores the life and times of the pioneering Indian sociologist Benoy Kumar Sarkar. It locates him simultaneously in the intellectual history of India and the political history of the world in the twentieth century. It focuses on the development and implications of Sarkar’s thinking on race, gender, governance and nationhood in a changing context.
A penetrating portrait of Sarkar and his age, this book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of modern Indian history, sociology, and politics.
About the Author
Satadru Sen is Associate Professor of South Asian History at the City University of New York. He is the author of Savagery and Colonialism in the Indian Ocean: Power, Pleasure and the Andaman Islanders (2010), and other works on the history of discipline and race in modern India.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. An Indian Race 2. Wars of the Emasculated 3. A Romance of the State. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index