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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 p. ; 29 cm.
Contents: General Introduction - DP Chattopadhyaya A Thematic Introduction to Political Ideas in Modern India - Thomas Pantham and VR Mehta PART ONE: ON SOCIAL REFORM AND RADICAL POLITICS UNDER COLONIAL MODERNITY Radicalism in Modern Indian Social and Political Thought - Bidyut Chakrabarty Nationalist Creativity in the Colonial Era Virtue, Vice and the Origins of Militant Nationalist Thought in Western India - Sanjay Palshikar Dalit-Bahujan Discourse in Modern India - Valerian Rodrigues BR Ambedkar and the Troubled Times of Citizenship - Partha Chatterjee PART TWO: HISTORY, LITERATURE AND POLITICAL IMAGINATIONS IN COLONIAL INDIA Subaltern History as Political Thought - Dipesh Chakrabarty The World and Ideas - GP Deshpande The Case of Colonial and Ex-Colonial Maharashtra Social and Political Thought in Gujarat - Sitanshu Yashaschandra Some Pathways from the Past to the Present Nationalist Politics in Hindi Fiction - Harish Trivedi Liberal Zag-Zag vs the Straight and Simple Left PART THREE: RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND NATIONALIST IMAGAGINATIONS The Quest for Hinduism - Pratap Bhanu Mehta From Community to Nation - Gurpreet Mahajan The Making of the Majority-Minority Framework Religion, Society and Politics During the Nehruvian Era - Mushirul Hasan Profiling India's Muslim Communities Gandhi and Islam - Fred Dallmayr A Heart-and-Mind Unity? Religious Diversity and National Unity - Thomas Pantham The Gandhian and Hindutva Visions Spirituality and Politics in Coomaraswamy, Radhakrishnan and Rajagopalachari - Vasanthi Srinivasan PART FOUR: LIBERAL-SECULAR DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL/GENDER JUSTICE Justice of Human Rights in Indian Constitutionalism - Upendra Baxi Preliminary Notes Indian Secularism - Rajeev Bhargava An Alternative, Trans-Cultural Ideal Secular Liberalism and Relativism - Akeel Bilgrami Redefining Equality Social Justice in the Mandal Debate, 1990 Nation, Identity, Citizenship - Nivedita Menon Feminist Critique in Contemporary India PART FIVE: TOWARDS A JUST AND PEACEFUL WORLD Indian Conceptions of Order/ Justice in International Relations - Kanti Bajpai Nehruvian, Gandhian, Hindutva, and Neo-Liberal PART SIX: SOME CONCERNS OF RECENT INDIAN POLITICAL THOUGHT Debates and Engagements - Javeed Alam A Look at Communist Interventions in India Socialist Discourse in India - Rajaram Tolpady Modernity and its Critics - Sarah Joseph A Discussion of Some Contemporary Social and Political Theories 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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