Indian Nationalism

Indian Nationalism

Author: Edited by Irfan Habib

Publisher: Rupa Publications

ISBN: 9386021056

Category: House & Home

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How do we define nationalism? Who is a good nationalist? Do you become anti-national if you criticize the government? These are questions that overwhelm most debates today, but these discussions are not new. And while the loudest voices would have us believe that Indian nationalism is (and has always been) a narrow, parochial, xenophobic one, our finest political leaders, thinkers, scientists and writers have been debating the concept since the early nineteenth century and come to a different conclusion. Nationalism as we understand it today first came into being more than a hundred years ago. Studied by historians, political scientists and sociologists for its role in world history, it remains one of the strongest driving forces in politics and also the most malleable one. A double-edged sword, it can be a binding force or a deeply divisive instrument used to cause strife around political, cultural, linguistic or, more importantly, religious identities. In this anthology, historian S. Irfan Habib traces the growth and development of nationalism in India from the late nineteenth century through its various stages: liberal, religion-centric, revolutionary, cosmopolitan, syncretic, eclectic, right liberal...The views of our most important thinkers and leaders-Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, C. Rajajgopalachari, Bhagat Singh, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Sarojini Naidu, B. R. Ambedkar, Rabindranath Tagore, M. N. Roy, Maulana Azad, Jayaprakash Narayan and others-remind us what nationalism should mean and the kind of inclusive, free and humanistic nation that we should continue to build.
Indian Nationalism
Language: en
Pages: 296
Authors: Edited by Irfan Habib
Categories: House & Home
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-29 - Publisher: Rupa Publications

How do we define nationalism? Who is a good nationalist? Do you become anti-national if you criticize the government? These are questions that overwhelm most debates today, but these discussions are not new. And while the loudest voices would have us believe that Indian nationalism is (and has always been)
Social Background of Indian Nationalism
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: A. R. Desai
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-16 - Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

"First published in 1948 by Popular Prakashan Pvt. Ltd"--Title page verso.
Indian Nationalism - Its Origin, History, And Ideals
Language: en
Pages: 156
Authors: K. M. Panikkar
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-16 - Publisher: Read Books Ltd

Sardar Kavalam Madhava Panikkar (or K. M. Panikkar) was an Indian scholar, journalist, historian, administrator and diplomat. He was born to Puthillathu Parameswaran Namboodiri and Chalayil Kunjikutti Kunjamma in the Kingdom of Travancore, then a princely state in the British Indian Empire on June 3, 1895. Primarily, this book is
Indian Nationalism
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Jim Masselos
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: South Asia Books

This book gives a clear, comprehensive account of the complex factors which led to the rise and eventual success of Indian nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The groups and individuals responsible for inaugurating the first Western-style political organisations are examined against their social background, and the part played
Indian Nationalism
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: Jim Masselos
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: New Dawn Press(IL)

A comprehensive account of the factors that led to the rise of Indian nationalism in the 19th and 20th centuries is provided in this detailed history of modern India. The individuals and political groups responsible for inaugurating the first Western-style political organisations figure prominently in the discussion of how the