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Benoy Kumar Sarkar: Restoring the nation to the world

Benoy Kumar Sarkar: Restoring the nation to the world

1st Edition

Satadru Sen
October 15, 2015

This book explores the life and times of the pioneering Indian sociologist Benoy Kumar Sarkar. It locates him simultaneously in the intellectual history of India and the political history of the world in the twentieth century. It focuses on the development and implications of Sarkar’s thinking on...

Shyamji Krishnavarma: Sanskrit, Sociology and Anti-Imperialism

Shyamji Krishnavarma: Sanskrit, Sociology and Anti-Imperialism

1st Edition

Harald Fischer-Tine
August 08, 2014

This book is the first critical biography on Shyamji Krishnavarma — scholar, journalist and national revolutionary who lived in exile outside India from 1897 to 1930. His ideas were crucial in the creation of an extremist wing of anti-imperial nationalism. The work delves into a fascinating range...

Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

Vidyasagar: The Life and After-life of an Eminent Indian

1st Edition

Brian A. Hatcher
February 04, 2014

This book offers a new interpretation of the life and legacy of the Indian reformer and intellectual, Ishvarchandra Vidyasagar (1820–91). Drawing upon autobiography, biography, secondary criticism and a range of Vidyasagar’s original writings in Bengali, the book interrogates the role of history,...

Raja Serfoji II: Science, Medicine and Enlightenment in Tanjore

Raja Serfoji II: Science, Medicine and Enlightenment in Tanjore

1st Edition

Savithri Preetha Nair
March 01, 2012

In the early nineteenth century, the south Indian kingdom of Tanjore, which had come under the control of the East India Company, flourished as a ‘centre’ of enlightenment. This book traces the contours of the Tanjore enlightenment, which produced a knowledge that was at once modern and deeply...

M. N. Roy: Marxism and Colonial Cosmopolitanism

M. N. Roy: Marxism and Colonial Cosmopolitanism

1st Edition

Kris Manjapra
February 23, 2010

This is a work of South Asian intellectual history written from a transnational perspective and based on the life and work of M.N. Roy, one of India’s most formidable Marxist intellectuals. Swadeshi revolutionary, co-founder of the Mexican Communist Party, member of the Communist International...

Veena Dhanammal: The Making of a Legend

Veena Dhanammal: The Making of a Legend

1st Edition

Lakshmi Subramanian
June 30, 2009

This book looks at the life and music of Veena Dhanammal (1866–1938), considered the embodiment of ‘classicism’ in Karnatik music. It locates her art within the cultural, social and intellectual milieu she inhabited, allowing readers to track the changing musical landscape of southern India, as a...

Muhammad Iqbal: Islam, Aesthetics and Postcolonialism

Muhammad Iqbal: Islam, Aesthetics and Postcolonialism

1st Edition

Javed Majeed
March 09, 2009

Bringing together Islamic studies, a postcolonial literary perspective, and a focus on the interaction between aesthetics and politics, this book analyses Iqbal’s Islamism through his poetry. It argues that his notion of an Islamist selfhood was expressed in his verse through the interplay between...

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