Author: G AloysuisPublisher: Oxford University PressYear: 1998Language: EnglishPages: 265ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195646533
this is a sociological interpretation of modern Indian history. It is also a hard-hitting critique of nationalist historiography as well as the Indian national movement. The author evaluates anti-caste, non-Brahmin and other socio-religious movements in a new light. He sees the national movement in the context of a multiplicity of political awakenings , and concludes that internal cleavages within Indian society, rather than the obvious external contradiction between Indians and the British, were responsible for the outcome of the nationalist movement and the failure of the nation to emerge. Quite stunning... an important intervention into historical understanding. A significant, new, interpretative study of Indian nationalism.A synthesis - a radical and illuminating one at that - of recent scholarship.
CHAPTER IIntroduction; Historical Sociology and the Study of Nation and Nationalism in India CHAPTER IIColonial rule and the Old OrderCHAPTER IIINation: Homogenization of Power within CultureCHAPTER IVNationalism: the Movement for Transfer of PowerCHAPTER VNationalism; Competing Ideologies and Contrasting VisionsCHAPTER VINationalism and Nation: The Gandhian Synthesis CHAPTER VIINationalism without NationA Consolidated Bibliography of Books and ArticlesIndex