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Theorizing the present : essays for Partha Chatterjee

Author: Anjan Ghosh; Tapati Guha-Thakurta; Janaki Nair; Partha Chatterjee
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Partha Chatterjee, b. 1947, Indian political scientist; contributed articles.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anjan Ghosh; Tapati Guha-Thakurta; Janaki Nair; Partha Chatterjee
ISBN: 9780198071631 0198071639
OCLC Number: 706025138
Description: xii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Theorizing the present / Janaki Nair and Anjan Ghosh --
History and the politics of recognition / Dipesh Chakrabarty --
Indian historiography and its 'resolution' of feminists' questions / Janaki Nair --
The Republic of Babel: language and political subjectivity in free India / M. Madhava Prasad --
The contours of violence: 'ordinary', 'extraordinary', and epistemic / Gyanendra Pandey --
Sovereignty and the dialogic subject / Ranabir Samaddar --
Locating Gandhi in Indian art history: Nandalal Bose and Ramkinkar Baij / Tapati Guha-Thakurta --
Travelling with Tagore / Ramachandra Guha --
Nation impossible: thinking beyond the nation form / M.S.S. Pandian --
From rescue measures to fuller democracy / Asok Sen --
Party society, its consolidation crisis: understanding political change in West Bengal / Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya --
Contested spaces: Puja and its publics in Calcutta / Anjan Ghosh --
Collectives today: the novelties of the Rizwanur movement / Pradip Kumar Datta.
Responsibility: edited by Anjan Ghosh, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, and Janaki Nair.
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Dedicated to Partha Chatterjee-one of the finest theoreticians of contemporary India-this volume discusses the different ways of theorizing the present. It deals with issues like history and  Read more...

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