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Talking back : the idea of civilization in the India nationalist discourse

Author: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book highlights how the idea of civilization formed one of the strong elements of the Indian nationalist discourse. It shows how; around the turn of twentieth century, Indians began to 'talk  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
ISBN: 9780198075042 0198075049
OCLC Number: 733232163
Description: vi, 182 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The colonialist monologue and India talking back --
Mahatma Gandhi and the nationalist discourse of civilization --
The concept of civilization : Rabindranath Tagor's evolving perspective --
Discovering and inventing India: Jawarharlal Nehru --
Rethinking Indian civilization.
Responsibility: Sabyasachi Bhattacharya.
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India needed to write its own discourse on civilization to counter global capitalism and its totalizing narrative, and this book is a rich source on those who wrote, and are continuing to write, Read more...

 
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