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Antinomies of modernity : essays on race, orient, nation

Author: Vasant Kaiwar; Sucheta Mazumdar
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on archival sources and fieldwork, the politically engaged essays collected in this text explore aspects of modernity within societies of South Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
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Genre/Form: History
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Antinomies of modernity.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606979625
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vasant Kaiwar; Sucheta Mazumdar
ISBN: 0822330113 9780822330110 0822330466 9780822330462
OCLC Number: 50622938
Description: viii, 353 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The Aryan model of history and the oriental renaissance : the politics of identity in an age of revolutions, colonialism, and nationalism / Vasant Kaiwar --
Aryanizing projects, African "collaborators," and colonial transcripts / Andrew E. Barnes --
Orientalism's genesis amnesia / Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi --
Coining words : language and politics in late colonial Tamilnadu / A.R. Venkatachalapathy --
An anticolonial international? : Indians, India, and Africans in British Central Africa / Michael O. West --
The "moment of manoeuvre" : "race," ethnicity, and nation in postapartheid South Africa / Neville Alexander --
Cultural nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism : the case of Iran / Minoo Moallem --
The politics of religion and national origin : rediscovering Hindu Indian identity in the United States / Sucheta Mazumdar --
Race, orient, nation in the time-space of modernity / Vasant Kaiwar & Sucheta Mazumdar.
Responsibility: Vasant Kaiwar and Sucheta Mazumdar, editors.
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