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Keywords for modern India

Author: Craig Jeffrey; John Harriss
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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What have English terms such as 'civil society', 'democracy', 'development', or 'nationalism' come to mean in an Indian context and how have their meanings and uses changed over time? Why are they the subjects of so much debate - in their everyday uses as well as amongst scholars? How did a concept such as 'Hinduism' come to be framed, and what does it mean now? What is 'caste'? Does it have quite the same meaning  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig Jeffrey; John Harriss
ISBN: 9780199665631 019966563X 9780199665648 0199665648
OCLC Number: 893977503
Description: xii, 200 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; 2. Keywords for Modern India ; 3. References and Further Reading ; Bibliography
Responsibility: Craig Jeffrey and John Harriss.

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Keywords for Modern India provides a powerful introduction to modern India's culture, politics and society, through an exploration of the English language vocabulary that is used in writing in and  Read more...

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This book is not a dictionary or a glossary per se, but a cultural studies enterprise that examines words, their meanings, histories, and how they have changed in different contexts ... The volume's Read more...

 
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