Quick Search

Author
Title
Description
Keyword
Seller Id
ISBN
Advanced Search
 
 
Gift Cards
Checkout a Gift Card


 
Our secure web pages are hosted by Chrislands Inc, who use a Thawte SSL Certificate to ensure secure transmission of your information.
Fully Trusted SSL Certificate
 
 
 

Dipankar Gupta (ed.) Listings

If you cannot find what you want on this page, then please use our search feature to search all our listings.

Click on Title to view full description

 
1 Dipankar Gupta (ed.)
Anti-utopia: Essential Writings of Andre Beteille
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2005; 0195672291 / 9780195672299; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
In a career spanning over four decades known for its robustness and versatality, Andre Beteille's contribution and influence on the way sociology is researched, studied, and taught in India has been immense. Beteille's works are characterized by a singular openness to diverse theoretical influences. While drawing upon universal theories and concepts, Beteille's is always rooted in the context of empirical realities. He believes that the search for exotica in Indian society has led to an intellectual overemphasis on caste and a subsequent neglect of class. Characteristically, his own study of the caste system reflects his commitment to the comparative method and not to Indology or the book view. Bringing together the essence of Beteille's ideas and writing, this collection of 19 essays has been specially selected and introduced by Dipankar Gupta. The book is divided into five sections, each of which is devoted to Professor Beteille's varied intellectual interests. The essays range fr om the significance of the comparative method, to ideas of equality and inequality, and finally to issues regarding civil society and institutional well-being. In each instance, Beteille's characteristic signature of blending theory to Indian reality is clearly evident. It is because of his erudition that he is, unarguably, one of the most quoted scholars on India. This collection is also evidence that Beteille's political positions are the result of deep intellectual scrutiny--which is why utopian visions are unappealing to him. His ability to utilize his academic prowess to comment on popular contemporary issues makes Beteille a happy anti-utopian, for he envisions progress and is ever hopeful. In an exclusive interview for the book, Beteille talks at length of his life and career. From his Indo-French background in a small West Bengal district town to his early life in Kolkata, his intellectual jousts with many academic luminaries, his reservations against materialist interpre tations of history and religious interpretations of the world, and his plans for the future, Beteille is remarkably candid and forthright. This and his piece on his two grandmothers, one Bengali Brahmin and the other French, give readers an insight into the private life of a well-known public intellectual. For its scholarship, eloquence, freshness, and enduring relevance, this volume will be indispensable to students, scholars, and teachers of sociology, social anthropology, politics, socio-legal studies, and history, besides an informed general audience. Printed Pages: 502. 013778

Price: 13.20 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
2 Dipankar Gupta (ed.)
Anti-Utopia: Essential Writings of Andre Beteille
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2005; 0195672291 / 9780195672299; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
In a career spanning over four decades known for its robustness and versatality, Andre Beteille's contribution and influence on the way sociology is researched, studied, and taught in India has been immense. Beteille's works are characterized by a singular openness to diverse theoretical influences. While drawing upon universal theories and concepts, Beteille's is always rooted in the context of empirical realities. He believes that the search for exotica in Indian society has led to an intellectual overemphasis on caste and a subsequent neglect of class. Characteristically, his own study of the caste system reflects his commitment to the comparative method and not to Indology or the book view. Bringing together the essence of Beteille's ideas and writing, this collection of 19 essays has been specially selected and introduced by Dipankar Gupta. The book is divided into five sections, each of which is devoted to Professor Beteille's varied intellectual interests. The essays range fr om the significance of the comparative method, to ideas of equality and inequality, and finally to issues regarding civil society and institutional well-being. In each instance, Beteille's characteristic signature of blending theory to Indian reality is clearly evident. It is because of his erudition that he is, unarguably, one of the most quoted scholars on India. This collection is also evidence that Beteille's political positions are the result of deep intellectual scrutiny--which is why utopian visions are unappealing to him. His ability to utilize his academic prowess to comment on popular contemporary issues makes Beteille a happy anti-utopian, for he envisions progress and is ever hopeful. In an exclusive interview for the book, Beteille talks at length of his life and career. From his Indo-French background in a small West Bengal district town to his early life in Kolkata, his intellectual jousts with many academic luminaries, his reservations against materialist interpre tations of history and religious interpretations of the world, and his plans for the future, Beteille is remarkably candid and forthright. This and his piece on his two grandmothers, one Bengali Brahmin and the other French, give readers an insight into the private life of a well-known public intellectual. For its scholarship, eloquence, freshness, and enduring relevance, this volume will be indispensable to students, scholars, and teachers of sociology, social anthropology, politics, socio-legal studies, and history, besides an informed general audience. Printed Pages: 502. 013565

Price: 13.25 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
3 Dipankar Gupta
Learning to Forget: The Anti-Memoirs of Modernity
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 2005; 0195674332 / 9780195674330; First Edition; Hardcover; New; New; 
Dipankar Gupta argues that modernity should not be equated simply with such factors as industrialization and urbanization, nor with all that is contemporary. Instead, modernity should be seen primarily in terms of social relations, especially in the way it distances itself from the past by emphasizing intersubjectivity between individuals. Intersubjectivity is not understood here as a self-conscious philosophical disposition but rather as an untheorized, taken for granted assumption that premises relationships between individuals in a modern society. For this to happen it is necessary that there be a sharedness of being which is captured in this volume by the term iso-ontology. It is iso-ontology that provides the sociological space necessary for intersubjectivity to be realizable. As none of these can draw on tradition, modernity is best achieved if conditions propitious to forgetting the past are encouraged. In line with this thesis on modernity, Gupta demonstrates how moder nity finds expression in various fields such as fashion and sport, in the distinction between the private and the public, as well as in the new paradigms of development that privilege 'felt aspirations.' However, the volume contends that ethnic movements which may use contemporary technologies of destruction are inherently traditional and anti-modern as they are burdened by memory and are incapable of generating intersubjectivity.This is why every time we are forced to remember, the chances are that at precisely those moments, modernity is pushed back. Abstract and sophisticated, yet illustrative, and accessible, this volume will interest social scientists and researchers and more specifically sociologists, social anthropologists, political scientists, and historians. Printed Pages: 270. 013777

Price: 13.55 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
4 Dipankar Gupta
Mistaken Modernity: India Between Worlds
HarperCollins Publishers; New Delhi, India; 2007; 8172234147 / 9788172234140; Fourth Impression; Paperback; New; 
Printed Pages: 235. 031173

Price: 5.40 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
5 Dipankar Gupta (ed.)
Social Stratification
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 1997; 0195630882 / 9780195630886; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
A collection of readings on four themes: caste; caste profiles; class; and caste, class, and conflict. Printed Pages: 536. 033674

Price: 6.99 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
6 Asghar Ali Engineer, Ashok Row Kavi, Chandrasekhar Kambar, Dilip Chitre, Dipankar Gupta, Folke Tegetthoff, Ganesh N. Devy, George Szirtes, Jyotindra Jain, Kamaleshwar, Krzysztof Zanussi, Luce Irigaray, Orhan Pamuk, Peter Zilahy, Ramachandra Gandhi, et al
Storytellers@Work
Katha; New Delhi, India; 2004; 8189020013 / 9788189020019; First Edition; Paperback; New; New; 
Printed Pages: 204. 003157

Price: 10.00 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 
7 Dipankar Gupta
The Context of Ethnicity: Sikh Identity in a Comparative Perspective
Oxford University Press; New Delhi, India; 1997; 0195643917 / 9780195643916; First Edition; Paperback; New; 
The author, through a study of Sikh extremism in the Punjab, argues that ethnic identities are not fixed and permanent but are dynamic, and need to be sociologically contextualized, in order to be properly understood. Printed Pages: 254 with tables. 013807

Price: 5.35 USD
Add to Shopping Cart
 
 

 


Questions, comments, or suggestions
Please write to info@mrmlonline.com
Copyright©2016. All Rights Reserved.
Powered by ChrisLands.com

 

 

cookie