Colonialism, Culture, and Resistance

Paperback | October 1, 2009

EditorK. N. Panikkar

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This unique collection discusses the different forms of resistance to colonialism and their role in the formation of alternative modernity in India. It also provides an engaging account of the development of political and cultural consciousness in the subcontinent. Investigating three areas ofresistance-armed uprising, intellectual dissent, and cultural protest-K.N. Panikkar argues that they were informed by a vision of a condition beyond colonialism in which tradition and modernity selectively, but creatively came together. Based on a variety of sources, in both English and regional languages, this volume would interest scholars and students of modern Indian history, sociology, and anthropology.

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This unique collection discusses the different forms of resistance to colonialism and their role in the formation of alternative modernity in India. It also provides an engaging account of the development of political and cultural consciousness in the subcontinent. Investigating three areas ofresistance-armed uprising, intellectual dis...

K.N. Panikkar is Vice Chairman of the Higher Education Council Kerala and Chairman, Kerala Council of Historical Research.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:294 pages, 9.65 × 6.5 × 0.01 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198064195

ISBN - 13:9780198064190

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction1. Colonialism and Cultural Change2. Formation of Cultural Consciousness3. Culture as Ideology4. Culture in the Making of Nationalism5. Cultural Pasts and National Identity6. The 'Great' Shoe Question: Tradition, Legitimacy, and Power in Colonial India7. Search for Alternatives: The Meaning of the Past in Colonial India8. Whatever Happened to the Renaissance in India?9. Novel as Colonial Narrative10. Creating a New Cultural Taste11. Indigenous Medicine and Cultural Hegemony12. The Revolt of Velu Tampi13. Agrarian Legislation and Social Classes14. Peasant Resistance and Revolts in Malabar15. History Textbooks: Narratives of Religious NationalismGlossaryIndex