Key concepts in modern Indian studies

G. Dharampal-Frick, M. Kirloskar-Steinbach, R. Dwyer, J. Phalkey

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Abstract

© 2015 by New York University. All rights reserved.Modern Indian studies have recently become a site for new, creative, and thought-provoking debates extending over a broad canvas of crucial issues. As a result of socio-political transformations, certain concepts-such as ahimsa, caste, darshan, and race-have taken on different meanings. Bringing together ideas, issues, and debates salient to modern Indian studies, this volume charts the social, cultural, political, and economic processes at work in the Indian subcontinent. Authored by internationally recognized experts, this volume comprises over one hundred individual entries on concepts central to their respective fields of specialization, highlighting crucial issues and debates in a lucid and concise manner. Each concept is accompanied by a critical analysis of its trajectory and a succinct discussion of its significance in the academic arena as well as in the public sphere. Enhancing the shared framework of understanding about the Indian subcontinent, Key Concepts in Modern Indian Studies will provide the reader with insights into vital debates about the region, underscoring the compelling issues emanating from colonialism and postcolonialism.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherNew York University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9781479826834
ISBN (Print)9781479806010
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015
Externally publishedYes

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