Taking a Step Back: Revisiting Studies of Indian Politics
Meera Ashar focuses on the relationship between the terms of political theorization and the concepts that they might embody. Contemporary Indian political language is understood alternately as an indigenous discourse rendered in another language, as a literal translation or direct implantation of the Western political discourse, or as a derivative discourse. The Indian nation-state, democracy and citizenry, which the nationalists recognized as merely formally-installed entities became, for...[Show more]
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