At the margins : discourses of development, democracy, and regionalism in Odisha / Jayanta Sengupta
- Sengupta, Jayanta
- New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2015.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Social Structure and Political Arithmetic under Colonial Rule -- 2.Race, Culture, Language, and `Backwardness': Writing the Oriya `People' into the Oriya 'Nation, 1900--20 -- 3.Boundaries, Funds, and `Nationalism': Towards a Separate Orissa Province, 1920--36 -- 4.Congress in the Ascendant? The Peasant Question and `Popular' Politics, 1920--47 -- 5.Congress against the Rajas: Princes, Prajamandals, and Partition, 1937--49 -- 6.Democracy and its Discontents: Language, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of `Backwardness' in a Postcolonial World -- 7.Ram against Christ? Competing Communalisms and Patterns of Political Mobilization.
- 'At the Margins' shows how a movement of regional identity was forged in colonial Orissa in the early 20th century, how it related to the politics of Indian nationalism, and how the politics of postcolonial electoral democracy impacted this movement and the politics of Oriya identity. It breaks new ground by examining the themes of regionalism, language-based ethnicity, center-state relations, and the interrelationships between development and democracy across the notional divide of 1947.
- 9780199085224 (ebook)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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