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The Nation and Its Fragments
In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the nationalism propagated by the West. Arguing that scholars have been mistaken in equating political nationalism with nationalism as such, he shows how anticolonialist nationalists produced their own domain of sovereignty within colonial society well before beginning their political battle with the imperial power.
These nationalists divided their culture into material and spiritual domains, and staked an early claim to the spiritual sphere, represented by religion, caste, women and the family, and peasants.
Chatterjee shows how middle-class elites first imagined the nation into being in this spiritual dimension and then readied it for political contest, all the while "normalizing" the aspirations of the various marginal groups that typify the spiritual sphere.
While Chatterjee's specific examples are drawn from Indian sources, with a copious use of Bengali language materials, the book is a contribution to the general theoretical discussion on nationalism and the modern state. Examining the paradoxes involved with creating first a uniquely non-Western nation in the spiritual sphere and then a universalist nation-state in the material sphere, the author finds that the search for a postcolonial modernity is necessarily linked with past struggles against modernity.
This is not merely a book on nationalism in India with some 'comparative' implications. Instead, it presents the historical case of colonial nationalism to challenge the Eurocentricity of certain basic categories—the nations-state, modernity, and indeed history itself. Whose Imagined Community? The Nation and Its Fragments. Princeton: Princeton University Press.
Princeton: Princeton University Press, Princeton: Princeton University Press; EN English Deutsch. Your documents are now available to view. Confirm Cancel. Partha Chatterjee. Princeton University Press About this book In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the nationalism propagated by the West.
Reviews "[This] is a work of magisterial erudition, the product of a mind working at the fullest command of its critical and creative powers. Chatterjee, P. Chatterjee, Partha. Chatterjee P. Copy to clipboard. Log in Register. Full Access. Preface and Acknowledgments. Chapter One. Chapter Two. Chapter Three. Chapter Four. Chapter Five. Chapter Six. Chapter Seven.
Chapter Eight. Chapter Nine. Chapter Ten. Chapter Eleven.
Indian nationalism has often been seen as an exemplar of the nationalisms of colonial subjects struggling to be free—but with one striking difference. It was, in this sense, a movement not only profoundly ambitious but also, in critically important ways, unique. Yet paradoxically, the very breadth of its scope circumscribed its modalities and constrained its programmes. Keywords: Colonial institutions , social reform , liberalism , colonial public sphere , Congress , regional , religious and cultural nationalisms , swadeshi , Gandhi , non-cooperation , Jinnah , partition. She is the editor of the journal Modern Asian Studies. Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
According to some, like Christophe Jaffrelot , Hindu nationalism has existed as a specific trend since the late 19 th century, and crystallized in the interwar period around the two distinct but ideologically close organizations of the RSS and the Hindu Mahasabha. Others, such as Peter Van der Veer , see less of a distinction between these two trends, a difference in degree rather than in essence. Focusing on the United Provinces, the most populous province in India and the one which became the main Congress stronghold after , Gould proposes to renew the subject through the use of theoretical tools that have been little used by historians of Indian nationalism. He defines the object of his inquiry, not as discourse, but as a set of languages used by political operators belonging to the Congress Party. What is striking is how diverse the repertoire of symbols and references used by these operators was. These references coexist with a discourse of secularism, a contradiction that does not appear to have been perceived as such by the Congress spokesmen.
Indian nationalism developed as a concept during the Indian independence movement which campaigned for independence from British rule. Indian nationalism is an instance of territorial nationalism , which is inclusive of all of the people of India, despite their diverse ethnic, linguistic and religious backgrounds. It continues to strongly influence the politics of India and reflects an opposition to the sectarian strands of Hindu nationalism and Muslim nationalism. India has been unified under many emperors and governments in history. Ancient texts mention India under emperor Bharata and Akhand Bharat , these regions roughly form the entities of modern-day greater India.
Ethnonational Identities pp Cite as. As a form of identity, Hindu nationalism has a significance and meaning which has been ferociously contested in Indian politics. That is, if it is acknowledged as meaningful at all. This line of argument states that only communalism — the mutual antagonism of different communities — can adequately describe the projections of religious or quasi-religious identity which have come increasingly to dominate the political landscape in India.
Histories written in the aftermath of empire have often featured conquerors and peasant rebels but have said little about the vast staffs of locally recruited clerks, technicians, teachers, and medics who made colonialism work day-to-day. Even as these workers maintained the colonial state, they dreamed of displacing imperial power. This book examines the history of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan and the Republic of Sudan that followed in order to understand how colonialism worked on the ground, affected local cultures, influenced the rise of nationalism, and shaped the postcolonial nation-state.
In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the nationalism propagated by the West. Arguing that scholars have been mistaken in equating political nationalism with nationalism as such, he shows how anticolonialist nationalists produced their own domain of sovereignty within colonial society well before beginning their political battle with the imperial power. These nationalists divided their culture into material and spiritual domains, and staked an early claim to the spiritual sphere, represented by religion, caste, women and the family, and peasants.
Identity Politics and Nationalisms in Colonial India
As one of the first anti-colonial movements of the twentieth century, the Indian struggle for independence has attracted a vast and rich historiography. Much of this has been focused within the boundaries of India. This article adds a transnational dimension by examining Indian anti-colonial activism in exile. The experience of political exile, both voluntary and involuntary, provides insight into the international dimensions of radical politics. This article tells the story of some of these exiled revolutionaries, looking at radical Indian nationalists in London —10 ; the emergence of the Ghadar movement in the United States from ; and the early career of anti-colonial revolutionary M. Roy — It gauges the impact of global events including the First World War and the Bolshevik revolution on the thoughts, ideas, movements, collaborations and confrontations of these actors.
Она пробовала снова и снова, но массивная плита никак не реагировала. Сьюзан тихо вскрикнула: по-видимому, отключение электричества стерло электронный код. Она опять оказалась в ловушке. Внезапно сзади ее обхватили и крепко сжали чьи-то руки. Их прикосновение было знакомым, но вызывало отвращение. Б нем не чувствовалось грубой силы Грега Хейла, скорее - жестокость отчаяния, внутренняя бездушная решительность. Сьюзан повернулась.