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Habitations of modernity : essays in the wake of subaltern studies

Author: Dipesh Chakrabarty
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chakrabarty explores the complexities of modernism in India and seeks principles of humaneness grounded in everyday life that may elude grand political theories. These issues are pursued in a series of closely linked cultural essays.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dipesh Chakrabarty
ISBN: 0226100383 9780226100388 0226100391 9780226100395
OCLC Number: 48892553
Description: xxiv, 173 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Homi K. Bhabha --
Questions of History --
A Small History of Subaltern Studies --
Subaltern Histories and Post-Enlightenment Rationalism --
Modernity and the Past: A Critical Tribute to Ashis Nandy --
Practices of Modernity --
Khadi and the Political Man --
Of Garbage, Modernity, and the Citizen's Gaze --
Governmental Roots of Modern Ethnicity --
The Ethical and the In-Human --
The Subject of Law and the Subject of Narratives --
Memories of Displacement: The Poetry and Prejudice of Dwelling --
The In-Human and the Ethical in Communal Violence.
Responsibility: Dipesh Chakrabarty ; with a foreword by Homi K. Bhabha.
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