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India
A National Culture?

First Edition
Edited by:
  • Geeti Sen - India International Centre, New Delhi


May 2003 | 296 pages | SAGE India
This volume has emerged out of an enthused response to contribute essays on the making of Indian nationalism - an aspect that assumes importance in the wake of a spectacular return of national consciousness through the decades of the 80s and 90s. The essays in this volume are incisive analytical comments on what constitutes Indian culture.
Geeti Sen
Preface
National Culture and Cultural Nationalism  
 
PART ONE: VISIONS: SCRIPTING THE NATION
 
Excerpts from: Sri Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Maulana Azad
 
PART TWO: MEMORIES ARE MADE OF THIS...
Singanapalli Balaram
Gandhi's Retrieval of Indigenous Culture
Uma Das Gupta
In Pursuit of a Different Freedom
Tagore's World University at Santiniketan  
Leela Samson
Imbibing Values at Kalakshetra
Mushirul Hasan
Aligarh Muslim University
Recalling Radical Days  
Krishna Kumar
A Memory Coming to Life
 
PART THREE: VOICES: AFFIRMING PLURALITY
Alok Rai
The Persistence of Hindustani
Neera Chandhoke
Holding the Nation Together
Kapila Vatsyayan
Plural Cultures, Monolithic Structures
Makarand Paranjape
Reworlding Homes
Colonialism, 'National' Culture and Post-National India  
Rukmini Bhaya Nair
Poetry as Expression of National Crisis
A Preface and Three Poems  
 
Photo Essay
Ram Rahman
Theatre of the Streets
 
PART FOUR: METAPHORS OF THE NATION
Geeti Sen
Iconising the Nation
Political Agendas  
Kavita Singh
The Museum Is National
Patricia Uberoi
Kids, Couples and Chicks
The Nation in Calendar Art  
Rashmi Doraiswamy
Reconstructing the Nation in Cinema
Sheba Chhachhi
Maha Kumbh Mela
 
PART FIVE: VISTAS: THE GLOBAL CUSP
Sudhanva Deshpande
What's So Great about Lagaan?
Ashis Nandy
Ethnic Cuisine/The Significant 'Other'
Bhaskar Roy
Cricket's Social Subtext
T K Oommen
Demystifying the Nation and Nationalism
Antara Dev Sen
News Watch
Is the Media Responsible?  

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