Interrogating India's Modernity

Democracy, Identity, and Citizenship (Essays In Honour Of Dipankar Gupta)

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9780198092070

Publication date:

17/10/2013

Hardback

340 pages

225.0x145.0mm

Price: 945.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780198092070

Publication date:

17/10/2013

Hardback

340 pages

225.0x145.0mm

Surinder S. Jodhka

A collection of essays by seminal commentators on contemporary Indian society, this volume outlines the state of current scholarship on the issues of caste, ethnicity, modernity, identity, and democracy in India, and a comprehensive survey of the debates and contestations in these fields. It has been put together in the honour of Professor Dipankar Gupta, whose significant contribution to Indian sociology has defined the way sociology is learnt, taught, and practiced in South Asia

Suitable for: Students and scholars of sociology and social anthropology

Rights:  World Rights

Surinder S. Jodhka

Description

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 process of rapid social change? How do different sections of society participate in the emerging India? The volume seeks to answer some of these questions by dealing with issues ranging from social class, urban spaces, global branding, changing social hierarchies, and health care to the dynamics of Indian democracy, civil society, religion and politics, and the violence of law.     Dipankar Gupta is among the distinguished social scientists who have shaped the way sociology has evolved and is taught and practiced in India. This collection of essays by  commentators on modern Indian society brings together the key thematic concerns of Gupta’s several decades-long scholarship, and goes beyond his work on the dynamics of India’s engagements with modernity. Charting new perspectives and debates, the essays will be of great value to those interested in sociology, social anthropology, and politics in contemporary India.

Surinder S. Jodhka

Table of contents

Contents

List of Tables and Figures 
List of Abbreviations 

Introduction: Modernity, Identity, and Citizenship—
Dipankar Gupta and Sociology of India 
Surinder S. Jodhka

Strangers, Neighbours, and Political Order in the
South Asian City 
T.B. Hansen

The 'Embourgeoisement' of a 'Proletarian Vanguard'? 
Jonathan Parry
Does the Middle Class Have Boundaries? 
André Béteille

Old Diff erences and New Hierarchies: The Trouble
with Tribes in Contemporary India 
Kriti Kapila

What Is Civil and Uncivil in Civil Society?
Refl ections on Contemporary India
Gurpreet Mahajan

Religion, Politics, and Governance in India, Pakistan,
Nigeria, and Tanzania: A Comparative Framework
Gurharpal Singh

Between Hindu Nationalism and Coalition Politics:
Jana Sangh, BJP, and the 'Moderation Th esis'
Regarding the 'Radical Parties' 166
Christophe Jaffrelot

Researching Health Care in India, 1970-2010:
A Reflexive Account 195
Roger Jeffery

Remains of Difference: New Imaginaries
of Otherness in Post-reform India 221
Ravinder Kaur

Violence of Law and Citizenship: Conundrum
of Democracy under Nationalist Ethos 243
A. Bimol Akoijam

Democracy in India: Of, By, and for Whom? 274
Sumanta Banerjee

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Surinder S. Jodhka

Features

  • Engaging study of the contributions made by Dipankar Gupta in the field of Indian sociology
  • Takes forward the current scholarship on caste, ethnicity, inequality, and religion in India.
  • Editor and contributors are stalwarts in their fields

Surinder S. Jodhka

Surinder S. Jodhka

Description

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 process of rapid social change? How do different sections of society participate in the emerging India? The volume seeks to answer some of these questions by dealing with issues ranging from social class, urban spaces, global branding, changing social hierarchies, and health care to the dynamics of Indian democracy, civil society, religion and politics, and the violence of law.     Dipankar Gupta is among the distinguished social scientists who have shaped the way sociology has evolved and is taught and practiced in India. This collection of essays by  commentators on modern Indian society brings together the key thematic concerns of Gupta’s several decades-long scholarship, and goes beyond his work on the dynamics of India’s engagements with modernity. Charting new perspectives and debates, the essays will be of great value to those interested in sociology, social anthropology, and politics in contemporary India.

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Table of contents

Contents

List of Tables and Figures 
List of Abbreviations 

Introduction: Modernity, Identity, and Citizenship—
Dipankar Gupta and Sociology of India 
Surinder S. Jodhka

Strangers, Neighbours, and Political Order in the
South Asian City 
T.B. Hansen

The 'Embourgeoisement' of a 'Proletarian Vanguard'? 
Jonathan Parry
Does the Middle Class Have Boundaries? 
André Béteille

Old Diff erences and New Hierarchies: The Trouble
with Tribes in Contemporary India 
Kriti Kapila

What Is Civil and Uncivil in Civil Society?
Refl ections on Contemporary India
Gurpreet Mahajan

Religion, Politics, and Governance in India, Pakistan,
Nigeria, and Tanzania: A Comparative Framework
Gurharpal Singh

Between Hindu Nationalism and Coalition Politics:
Jana Sangh, BJP, and the 'Moderation Th esis'
Regarding the 'Radical Parties' 166
Christophe Jaffrelot

Researching Health Care in India, 1970-2010:
A Reflexive Account 195
Roger Jeffery

Remains of Difference: New Imaginaries
of Otherness in Post-reform India 221
Ravinder Kaur

Violence of Law and Citizenship: Conundrum
of Democracy under Nationalist Ethos 243
A. Bimol Akoijam

Democracy in India: Of, By, and for Whom? 274
Sumanta Banerjee

Select Publications
 

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