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Political ideas in modern India : thematic explorations

Author: Vrajendra Raj Mehta; Thomas Pantham
Publisher: Thousands Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2006.
Series: History of science, philosophy, and culture in Indian civilization., Volume X,, Towards independence ;, pt. 7.
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Features a group of social and political theorists who offer a creative reinterpretation of the ideas and principles that have shaped modern Indian society and state. This title reflects upon various  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Vrajendra Raj Mehta; Thomas Pantham
ISBN: 0761934200 9780761934202 8178295636 9788178295633
OCLC Number: 167343634
Description: lxi, 481 pages ; 29 cm.
Contents: SECTION ONE: ON SOCIAL REFORM AND RADICAL POLITICS UNDER COLONIAL MODERNITY --
1 Radicalism in Modern Indian Social and Political Thought: Nationalist Creativity in the Colonial Era / Bidyut Chakrabarty --
2 Virtue, Vice and the Origins of Militant Nationalist Thought in Western India / Sanjay Palshikar --
3 Dalit-Bahujan Discourse in Modern India / Valerian Rodrigues --
4 B. R. Ambedkar and the Troubled Times of Citizenship / Partha Chatterjee --
SECTION TWO: HISTORY, LITERATURE AND POLITICAL IMAGINATIONS IN COLONIAL INDIA --
5 Subaltern History as Political Thought / Dipesh Chakrabarty --
6 The World and Ideas: A Case of Colonial and Ex-colonial Maharashtra / G.P. Deshpande --
7 Social and Political Thought in Gujarat: Some Pathways from the Past to the Present / Sitanshu Yashaschandra --
8 Nationalist Politics in Hindi Fiction: Liberal Zig-Zag vs the Straight and Simple Left / Harish Trivedi SECTION THREE: RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND NATIONALIST IMAGINATIONS --
9 The Quest for Hinduism / Pratap Bhanu Mehta --
10 From Community to Nation: The Making of the Majority-Minority Framework / Gurpreet Mahajan --
11 Religion, Society and Politics during the Nehruvian Era: Profiling India's Muslim Communities / Mushirul Hasan --
12 Gandhi and Islam: A Heart-and-Mind Unity? / Fred Dallmayr --
13 Religious Diversity and National Unity: The Gandhian and Hindutva Visions / Thomas Pantham --
14 Spirituality and Politics in Coomaraswamy, Radhakrishnan and Rajagopalachari / Vasanthi Srinivasan --
SECTION FOUR: LIBERAL-SECULAR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL/GENDER JUSTICE --
15 Justice of Human Rights in Indian Constitutionalism: Preliminary Notes / Upendra Baxi --
16 Indian Secularism: An Alternative Trans-cultural Ideal / Rajeev Bhargava 17 Secular Liberalism and Relativism / Akeel Bilgrami 18 Redefining Equality: Social Justice in the Mandal Debate, 1990 / Rochana Bajpai --
19 Nation, Identity, Citizenship: Feminist Critique in Contemporary India / Nivedita Menon --
SECTION FIVE: TOWARDS A JUST AND PEACEFUL WORLD --
20 Indian Conceptions of Order/Justice in International Relations: Nehruvian, Gandhian, Hindutva and Neo-Liberal / Kanti Bajpai --
SECTION SIX: SOME CONCERNS OF RECENT INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT --
21 Debates and Engagements: A Look at Communist Interventions in India / Javeed Alam --
22 Socialist Discourse in India / Rajaram Tolpady --
23 Modernity and its Critics: A Discussion of Some Contemporary Social and Political Theories / Sarah Joseph --
24 Limits of the Indian Political Imagination / Bhikhu Parekh.
Series Title: History of science, philosophy, and culture in Indian civilization., Volume X,, Towards independence ;, pt. 7.
Responsibility: edited by V.R. Mehta and Thomas Pantham.
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