Contemporary India: A Sociological View
Globalization, hindutva, and tha Mandal agitation have transformed our social landscape over the last two decades and confronted us with new problems and possibilities. This book seeks to critically re examine what popular common sense tells us about these and other contemporary concerns. Grounded in sociology but drawing upon recent developments, the author analyses five themes, the strange mixture of anxiety and ambivilance that modernity provokes in India, the shaping of the nation by the ideologies of hindutva and development, the pivotal role of the middle class, the relative invisibility of caste inequality and the uneven impact of globalization.
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The Nation as an Imagined Economy
Hindutva and its Spatial Strategies
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55th Round Arjun Appadurai aspects Ayodhya Bonalu Brahmins caste groups caste inequality cent century chapter Chatterjee claim colonial commonsense concept concrete consumption expenditure contemporary India context cultural capital defined definition Dharwad disciplinary discipline dominant economic elite emergence emphasis everyday example fact geography globalization Hindu hindutva Hubli Hubli-Dharwad identity ideology Idgah Maidan imagined impact important Indian nation Indian sociology institutions involved Jharkhand LINGAYAT literature major Mandal middle class movement MPCE classes Muslim nation-space nationalist Nehru Nehruvian non-Western NSSO numbers Partha Chatterjee particular persons perspective political population Poverty Line production provides region religious Savarkar SC/ST Scheduled Tribes scholars seems sense Shiv Sena Shudra significant social anthropology social group society sociologists space spatial strategies specially specific spousal home Swadeshi movement Table theoretical theory Third World traditional upper castes urban India Western