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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: General Introduction - DP ChattopadhyayaA Thematic Introduction to Political Ideas in Modern India - Thomas Pantham and VR MehtaPART ONE: ON SOCIAL REFORM AND RADICAL POLITICS UNDER COLONIAL MODERNITYRadicalism in Modern Indian Social and Political Thought - Bidyut Chakrabarty Nationalist Creativity in the Colonial EraVirtue, Vice and the Origins of Militant Nationalist Thought in Western India - Sanjay PalshikarDalit-Bahujan Discourse in Modern India - Valerian RodriguesBR Ambedkar and the Troubled Times of Citizenship - Partha ChatterjeePART TWO: HISTORY, LITERATURE AND POLITICAL IMAGINATIONS IN COLONIAL INDIASubaltern History as Political Thought - Dipesh ChakrabartyThe World and Ideas - GP Deshpande The Case of Colonial and Ex-Colonial MaharashtraSocial and Political Thought in Gujarat - Sitanshu Yashaschandra Some Pathways from the Past to the PresentNationalist Politics in Hindi Fiction - Harish Trivedi Liberal Zag-Zag vs the Straight and Simple LeftPART THREE: RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND NATIONALIST IMAGAGINATIONSThe Quest for Hinduism - Pratap Bhanu MehtaFrom Community to Nation - Gurpreet Mahajan The Making of the Majority-Minority FrameworkReligion, Society and Politics During the Nehruvian Era - Mushirul Hasan Profiling India's Muslim CommunitiesGandhi and Islam - Fred Dallmayr A Heart-and-Mind Unity?Religious Diversity and National Unity - Thomas Pantham The Gandhian and Hindutva VisionsSpirituality and Politics in Coomaraswamy, Radhakrishnan and Rajagopalachari - Vasanthi SrinivasanPART FOUR: LIBERAL-SECULAR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL/GENDER JUSTICEJustice of Human Rights in Indian Constitutionalism - Upendra Baxi Preliminary NotesIndian Secularism - Rajeev Bhargava An Alternative, Trans-Cultural IdealSecular Liberalism and Relativism - Akeel BilgramiRedefining Equality Social Justice in the Mandal Debate, 1990Nation, Identity, Citizenship - Nivedita Menon Feminist Critique in Contemporary IndiaPART FIVE: TOWARDS A JUST AND PEACEFUL WORLDIndian Conceptions of Order/ Justice in International Relations - Kanti Bajpai Nehruvian, Gandhian, Hindutva, and Neo-LiberalPART SIX: SOME CONCERNS OF RECENT INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHTDebates and Engagements - Javeed Alam A Look at Communist Interventions in IndiaSocialist Discourse in India - Rajaram TolpadyModernity and its Critics - Sarah Joseph A Discussion of Some Contemporary Social and Political TheoriesLimits of the Indian Political Imagination - Bhikhu ParekhPrefaceIndex
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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