Title The Idea of Gujarat: History, Ethnography and Text
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2010
8125041133 / 9788125041139
Seller ID 101783
The hegemony of India’s states on the way the country is imagined is such that it is often forgotten that Gujarat only emerged as both a political unit and as a form of cultural identity over the course of the last century. The Idea of Gujarat: History, Ethnography and Text critically examines the processes that went into the formation of the region and in the process unsettles a series of conventional wisdoms about the land and its inhabitants. Individual chapters examine the work of courts, colonial officers, politicians, scholars and gods and goddesses in the making of the state. As a whole, the book provides a broad introduction to the idea of Gujarat, the scope of its history, the nature of its politics, and the dynamics of its society.Printed Pages: 284.
The Idea of Gujarat: History, Ethnography and Text Edward Simpson