Will to Argue: Studies in Late Colonial and Post Colonial Controversies

By: Sumanyu Satpathy

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Will to Argue: We live in a world of controversies, and often wonder what controversies do to a culture. Do they interpret it? Can one conceive of them as a genre? Can they offer serious diagnostic tools to the social scientist or the cultural historian? In this pioneering study, the author addresses these and similar questions, and examines if and how controversies help us understand the ways in which forms of nationalism and identity formation imagine, shape, and construct themselves. Focusing on major controversies at local and the national levels during colonial and post colonial times, he deals with seemingly unconnected subjects, such as language, khadi, sexuality, textuality and authorship, and also personalities as diverse as Sarala Das, Radhanath Ray, Fakir Mohan, Tagore, Gandhi and Premchand. This book will be of lasting pertinence to not just scholars of a literary culture but also linguists that generates a multilingual public discourse embedded with archival influence. Printed Pages: 232.

Title: Will to Argue: Studies in Late Colonial and Post Colonial Controversies

Author Name: Sumanyu Satpathy

Categories: India, History,

Publisher: New Delhi, Primus Books: 2017

ISBN: 9789386552280

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 701524

Keywords: Will to Argue: Studies in Late Colonial and Post Colonial Controversies Sumanyu Satpathy