Mapping Histories: Essays Presented to Ravinder Kumar

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Ravinder Kumar, Neera Chandhoke
Anthem Press, 2000 - History - 443 pages
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Edited by Professor Neera Chandhoke, 'Mapping Histories' is a fitting tribute to renowned historian Ravinder Kumar, well known for his pioneering work on the social consequences of colonial rule in India, and for founding the Centre for Contemporary Studies at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library. Here, Fellows of the centre present a collection of historical and contemporary studies on India, which deal with diverse themes from religion to the environment, cultural studies to feminism. Together, these lively and challenging essays offer readings on how we understand India's history and, conversely, how we can use this comprehension of the past to interpret India's complex present.

 

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Contents

Is Buddhism the Answer to Brahminical
24
Meanings
39
Hagiographies Popular Narrative
61
State Experimentation
161
Patel and the National
203
The Congress
225
Some Reflections on the Partition of India 1947
255
Decolonization in Asia and Africa
280
Education and Society in PostIndependence
320
Women
337
The Indian
365
Vocabularies of Resistance Vocabularies of Rights
388
The Efficacy and Ethics of the International
412
Contributors
433
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Neera Chandhoke is Professor of Political Science at University of Delhi. She was a Jawarharlal Nehru Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, between 1997–99.

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