Author:Surinder S. Jodhka (Ed.)

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A Handbook of Rural India

By: Surinder S. Jodhka (Ed.)

Price: $24.85

Publisher: New Delhi, Orient BlackSwan Pvt. Ltd: 2018

Seller ID: 1202339

ISBN: 9789352871988

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‘Rural’ and ‘urban’ are the foremost categories through which social life has been visualised and engaged with in modern and contemporary times. The idea of the ‘rural’ or the ‘village’ has been of particular significance in India. British colonisers represented India to the world as a land of ‘village republics’. This representation was so influential that even the nationalist leaders accepted it uncritically. Gandhi advocated ‘a return to the village’ as the only genuine way to gaining swaraj, or self-rule. Nehru and Ambedkar too saw the village as the site of India... View more info

Village Society (Readings on the Economy, Polity and Society)

By: Surinder S. Jodhka (Ed.)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2012

Seller ID: 101750

ISBN: 8125046038

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This volume presents a set of readings which primarily focus on the social, political and cultural aspects of village life. A few readings discuss issues of agrarian change and the economy of rural India. A comprehensive introduction provides a detailed historical analysis of the study of rural India, the changes in rural social life, and the forces shaping life in villages today. The articles, drawn from writings over four decades (1972 to 2010), cover various features of village society: caste and community, land and labour, migration, discrimination and use of common property resources, a... View more info

Interrogating India's Modernity: Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship

By: Surinder S. Jodhka (Ed.)

Price: $16.90

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Oxford University Press: 2013

Seller ID: 110228

ISBN: 0198092075

Condition: New


Over the last four decades, Indian society has undergone significant changes in terms of its structure, processes, and dynamics of social institutions. This process of change, however, has not followed predictable directions. While modern institution of democracy and the idea of citizenship have gradually become popular, ethnic identities and religious beliefs have remained strong. Even when old identities persist, India has witnessed the rise of new identities and aspirations common to the modern times. What does it mean to be modern in India? How do `pre-modern` identities negotiate with the... View more info