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Nation and its modes of oppressions in South Asia, Sajal Nag

"This volume examines nationhood as a concept and how it became the basis of political discourse in South Asia. It studies the emergence of nationalism in modern states as a powerful, omnipotent, and omnipresent form of political identity in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This book examines the idea of a nation, as it originated in medieval Europe, as an unending process of 'othering' individuals, groups, and communities to establish its hegemony, exclusivity, and absolute power within a political discourse. It sheds light on how these new political frameworks in the name of nationalism resulted in conflicts and bloodshed. It unleashed politics of retribution and facilitated majoritarianism, minority persecution, and collective authoritarianism which devastated individuals and collectivities. Further, the author also discusses various prominent ideas and contemporary theories on nationalism alongside pivotal socio-cultural factors which have significantly shaped the formation of modern nation states and their politics. Topical and nuanced, this book will be indispensable to researchers, scholars, and readers interested in nationalism, political science, modern history, political theory, political philosophy, political sociology, political history, post-colonial studies, and South Asia studies"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Title -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1 The God of Modernity -- 2 Advent of 'Nation' in South Asia -- 3 Extending the Geography -- 4 Tyranny of Language -- 5 Nation Begets Nations -- 6 Search for National Icons -- 7 Ousted From the Nation -- 8 Caught Between Nations -- 9 Retribution as Nationalism -- 10 Exiled by the Nation -- 11 Nation and its Outsiders -- 12 Nation Without Women -- 13 Nation and its Dissenters -- 14 Betrayal of the God -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
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non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (400 pages)
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