Cultural politics in modern India : postcolonial prospects, colourful cosmopolitanism, global proximities

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Full title: Cultural politics in modern India : postcolonial prospects, colourful cosmopolitanism, global proximities / Makarand R. Paranjape.
Alternative titles: Postcolonial prospects, colorful cosmopolitanism, global proximities
Main author: Paranjape, Makarand R., 1960- (author.)
Format: Book           


Summary: India's global proximities derive in good measure from its struggle against British imperialism. In its efforts to become a nation, India turned modern in its own unusual way. At the heart of this metamorphosis was a "colourful cosmopolitanism," the unique manner in which India made the world its neighbourhood. The most creative thinkers and leaders of that period reimagined diverse horizons. They collaborated not only in widespread anti-colonial struggles but also in articulating the vision of alter-globalization, universalism, and cosmopolitanism. This book, in revealing this dimension, offers new and original interpretations of figures such as Kant, Tagore, Heidegger, Gandhi, Aurobindo, Gebser, Kosambi, Narayan, Ezekiel, and Spivak. It also analyses cultural and aesthetic phenomena, from the rasa theory to Bollywood cinema, explaining how Indian ideas, texts, and cultural expressions interacted with a wider world and contributed to the making of modern India.
Language: English
Published: London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
Classmark: JA306 /524092
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Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781138668041
9781138956926
1138956929