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Interrogating India's modernity : democracy, identity, and citizenship

Author: Surinder S Jodhka; Dipankar Gupta; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2014.
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A collection of essays by seminal commentators on contemporary Indian society, this volume outlines the state of current scholarship on the issues of caste, ethnicity, modernity identity, and democracy in India, and a comprehensive survey of the debates and contestations in these fields. It has been put together in the honour of Professor Dipankar Gupta, whose significant contribution to Indian sociology has defined  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Surinder S Jodhka; Dipankar Gupta; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199082704 0199082707
OCLC Number: 880824386
Notes: [Festschrift for Dipankar Guptar].
Description: 1 ressource en ligne : illustrations (noir et blanc)
Contents: INTRODUCTION: 'MODERNITY', IDENTITY, AND 'CITIZENSHIP'-DIPANKAR GUPTA AND SOCIOLOGY OF INDIA, SURINDER JODHKA; 1. STRANGERS, NEIGHBOURS, AND POLITICAL ORDER IN THE SOUTH ASIAN CITY, T.B. HANSEN; 2. THE 'EMBOURGEOISEMENT' OF A 'PROLETARIAN VANGUARD'? JONATHAN PARRY; 3. DOES THE MIDDLE CLASS HAVE BOUNDARIES? ANDRE BETEILLE; 4. OLD DIFFERENCES AND NEW HIERARCHIES: THE TROUBLE WITH TRIBES IN CONTEMPORARY INDIA, KRITI KAPILA; 5. WHAT IS CIVIL AND UNCIVIL IN CIVIL SOCIETY? CONCEPTUAL REFLECTIONS ON CONTEMPORARY INDIA, GURPREET MAHAJAN; 6. RELIGION, POLITICS, AND GOVERNANCE: A COMPARATIVE FRAMEWORK, GURHARPAL SINGH; 7. REFINING THE 'MODERATION THESIS' REGARDING 'RADICAL PARTIES': THE JANA SANGH AND THE BJP BETWEEN HINDU NATIONALISM AND COALITION POLITICS IN INDIA, CHRISTOPHE JAFFRELOT; 8. RESEARCHING HEALTH CARE IN INDIA, 1970-2010: A REFLEXIVE ACCOUNT, ROGER JEFFREY; 9. A DIFFERENT INDIA: NEW IMAGINARIES OF OTHERNESS AFTER THE REFORMS, RAVINDER KAUR; 10. VIOLENCE OF LAW AND CITIZENSHIP: CONUNDRUM OF DEMOCRACY UNDER NATIONALIST ETHOS, A. BIMOL AKOIJAM; 11. DEMOCRACY IN INDIA: OF, BY, AND FOR WHOM? SUMANTA BANERJEE; ABOUT THE EDITOR AND CONTRIBUTORS
Responsibility: Surinder Jodhka.

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A collection of essays by seminal commentators on contemporary Indian society, this volume outlines the state of current scholarship on the issues of caste, ethnicity, modernity identity, and democracy in India, and a comprehensive survey of the debates and contestations in these fields. It has been put together in the honour of Professor Dipankar Gupta, whose significant contribution to Indian sociology has defined the way sociology is learnt, taught, and practiced in South Asia.

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