Dirks, Nicholas B. Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Histories. Dirks, Nicholas B. Castes of Mind. Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS. ,95 € / $ / £*. Add to Cart. PDF | On Dec 1, , S. Guha and others published Book Reviews: NICHOLAS B. DIRKS, Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of.
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AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Caste and the Postcolonial Predicament Pages Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. The first two parts focus before the events of Mine Rebellion of and assumption of direct Crown rule in One of these items ships sooner than the other. This framing of caste results in an image of India defined by religion, hierarchy, and society rather than casfes, equality, and the individual—fundamental tenets of the Western, modern nation-state.
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Dirks concludes his work with a brilliant treatise on the consequences of colonialism on the writing of history. Fill in your details o or click an icon to log in: Don’t already have an Oxford Academic account?
Second, Dirks centers the role of colonial knowledge alongside the power of military, political power, and economic wealth in the study of colonial conquest and governance. Rather, the collection becomes implicated and instrumentalized to explain Indian caste for colonial interests.
London is the Place for Me: First, Dirks shows how caste was invented, reformulated, and put into action involving the work of both British and Indian actors, Brahmins, administrators, and information gatherers. Ethnohistory of an Indian Kingdom. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Set up a giveaway. Therefore we would like to draw your attention to our House Rules. The Ethnographic State Pages Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic.
And in making a powerful case that the colonial past continues to haunt the Indian present, it makes an important contribution to current postcolonial theory and scholarship on contemporary Indian politics. The Burden of the Past: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.
He reminds the reader of the tremendous consequences of colonialism in the history of capitalism, the West, anthropological visions of the colonized world, and historiographical thought. Print Flyer Recommend to Librarian.
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My Content 1 Recently viewed 1 Castes of Mind. Ambedkar to understand the ways in which nationalist movements were implicated within colonial constructs of social mobilization and the possibility of modernity and self-rule for India. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
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Article PDF first page preview. When thinking of India, it is hard not to think of caste. Please find details to our shipping fees here. It suffers, however, from its restricted focus to mainly southern India and its near polemic and obsessive assertions.