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Speaking with Pictures: Folk Art and the Narrative Tradition in India

Speaking with Pictures: Folk Art and the Narrative Tradition in India

1st Edition

Roma Chatterji
September 23, 2015

Speaking with Pictures offers a path-breaking exploration of visual narratives in folk art. It foregrounds folk art’s engagement with modernity by re-looking at its figurative modes and the ways in which they are embedded in mythic thought. The book discusses folk art as a contemporary phenomenon...

Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization

Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization

1st Edition

Saurabh Dube
August 13, 2010

The notion of modernity hinges on a break with the past, such as superstitions, medieval worlds, and hierarchical traditions. It follows that modernity suggests the disenchantment of the world, yet the processes of modernity also create their own enchantments in the mapping and making of the modern...

Beyond Crisis: Re-evaluating Pakistan

Beyond Crisis: Re-evaluating Pakistan

1st Edition

Naveeda Khan
February 23, 2010

Through the essays in this volume, we see how the failure of the state becomes a moment to ruminate on the artificiality of this most modern construct, the failure of nationalism, an opportunity to dream of alternative modes of association, and the failure of sovereignty to consider the threats and...

Shared Histories of Modernity: China, India and the Ottoman Empire

Shared Histories of Modernity: China, India and the Ottoman Empire

1st Edition

Huri Islamoglu, Peter C. Perdue
March 25, 2009

While pre-modernity is often considered to be the 'time' of non-European regions and modernity is seen as belonging to the West, this book seeks to transcend the temporal bifurcation of that world history into 'pre-modern' and 'modern', as well as question its geographical split into two...

Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization

Enchantments of Modernity: Empire, Nation, Globalization

1st Edition

Saurabh Dube
December 31, 2008

The notion of modernity hinges on a break with the past, such as superstitions, medieval worlds, and hierarchical traditions. It follows that modernity suggests the disenchantment of the world, yet the processes of modernity also create their own enchantments in the mapping and making of the modern...

Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns: An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India

Settlers, Saints and Sovereigns: An Ethnography of State Formation in Western India

1st Edition

Farhana Ibrahim
December 31, 2008

This book is an anthropological study located along India’s western border with Pakistan. The core arguments are situated within the context of contemporary religious nationalism, communal strife, and border politics in the Indian state of Gujarat. It seeks to understand how, within these contexts,...

The Intimate State: Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi

The Intimate State: Love-Marriage and the Law in Delhi

1st Edition

Perveez Mody
October 24, 2008

This book provides an ethnography of love-marriages in the late 1990s in Delhi, identifying the ways in which marriage is ever more a pitch of intense political contestation. It bears upon anthropological understandings of marriageability, urban morality, gender, kinship and the study of the...

Living With Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life

Living With Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life

1st Edition

Roma Chatterji, Deepak Mehta
March 07, 2007

This book gives a detailed account of the ‘communal riots’ between Hindus and Muslims in Mumbai in 1992-93. It departs from the historiography of the riot, which assumes that Hindu-Muslim conflict is independent of the participants of the violence. Speaking to and interacting with the residents of...

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