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The Indian Ideology: Three Responses to Perry Anderson

By: Partha Chatterjee, Sudipta Kaviraj, Nivedita Menon & Sanjay Ruparelia

Price: $16.50

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2017

Seller ID: 900701

ISBN: 8178244837

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When the Marxist historian Perry Anderson published The Indian Ideology—his scathing assessment of India’s democracy, secularism, nationalism, and statehood—it created a furore. Anderson attacked subcontinental unity as a myth, castigated Mahatma Gandhi for infusing Hindu religiosity into nationalism, blamed Congress for Partition, and saw India’s liberal intelligentsia as by and large a feckless lot. Within the large array of responses to Anderson that appeared, three stand out for the care and comprehensiveness with which they show the levels of ignorance, arrogance, and misconstruc... View more info

Politics in India

By: Sudipta Kaviraj

Price: $6.10

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 016957

ISBN: 0195648730

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Politics in India is a collection of papers analyzing the sociological bases of Indian politics. The volume includes contributions by leading scholars from several disciplines: politics, sociology, anthropology, and political economy, and thus presents a variety of analytical and theoretical perspectives. Printed Pages: 414. View more info

The Enchantment of Democracy and India: Politics and Ideas

By: Sudipta Kaviraj

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2012

Seller ID: 900685

ISBN: 8178243598

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Sudipta Kaviraj has long been recognized as among India’s most thoughtful and wide-ranging political thinkers and analysts, one of the subtlest and most learned writers on Indian politics. Paradoxically, this has remained something of a state secret, because Kaviraj’s writings have remained scattered in journals difficult to access. The essays in this volume try to approach Indian democracy from different angles. Kaviraj argues that it is wrong to believe that with the rise of modernity human societies suffer complete disenchantment: modernity creates new forms of enchantment, and democra... View more info

The Invention of Private Life: Literature and Ideas

By: Sudipta Kaviraj

Price: $22.95

Publisher: New Delhi, Permanent Black/Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

Seller ID: 900702

ISBN: 8178245272

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Sudipta Kaviraj has long been internationally recognized as a political analyst and thinker. In this book he shows that he is also one of the most acute writers on the interconnections of literature and politics. The essays here lie at the intersection of three disciplines: the study of literature, social theory, and intellectual history. Kaviraj argues that serious reflections on modernity’s predicaments and bafflements lie in literature. Modernity introduced new literary forms—such as the novel and the autobiography—to Indian writers. These became reflections on the nature of modernit... View more info

The Imaginary Institution of India: Politics and Ideas

By: Sudipta Kaviraj

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Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black: 2012

Seller ID: 101990

ISBN: 8178243571

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Sudipta Kaviraj has long been recognized as among India_ ?s most thoughtful and wide-ranging political thinkers and analysts, and one of the subtlest and most learned writers on Indian politics in recent times. Paradoxically, this has remained something of a state secret, because Kaviraj_ ?s writings on these subjects have remained scattered in learned journals, many of which remain difficult to access. So the present volume fills a most important gap in the literature on politics and political thought in South Asia. Among Kaviraj_ ?s many strengths is his quite exceptional ability to position... View more info

The Trajectories of the Indian State: Politics and Ideas

By: Sudipta Kaviraj

Price: $19.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan/Permanent Black: 2012

Seller ID: 101991

ISBN: 8178243520

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Sudipta Kaviraj has long been recognized as among India’s most thoughtful and wide-ranging political thinkers and analysts, one of the subtlest and most learned writers on Indian politics. Ironically, this has remained something of a state secret because Kaviraj’s writings are scattered and not easy to acess as a connected body. So the present volume—like its predecessor The Imaginary Institution of India—fills a vital gap in South Asian political thought. Among Kaviraj’s many strengths is his exceptional ability to position Indian politics within the frameworks of Western political ... View more info

Civil Society: History and Possibilities

By: Sudipta Kaviraj and Sunil Khilnani (eds)

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Cambridge University Press:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 027046

ISBN: 8175961082

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Civil society is one of the most used - and abused - concepts in current political thinking. In this important collection of essays, the concept is subjected to rigorous analysis by an international team of contributors, all of whom seek to encourage the historical and comparative understanding of political thought. The volume is divided into two parts : the first section analyses the meaning of civil society in different theoretical traditions of western philosophy. In the second section, contributors consider the theoretical and practical contexts in which the notion of civil society has bee... View more info