Modernity in Indian Social Theory by A. RaghuramarajuModernity in Indian Social Theory by A. Raghuramaraju

Modernity in Indian Social Theory

EditorA. Raghuramaraju

Hardcover | February 15, 2011

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This volume revisits the question and concept of modernity in Indian social theory and how this reading could be used to understand contemporary Indian society and texts. It discusses the limitations surrounding Indian social theorists' discussion of Indian society. The book focuses onspecific seminal accounts like that of Partha Chatterjee on Indian nationalism, Javeed Alam on the reading of Indian secularism, and Gopal Guru on the Dalit lived experience. Subsequent chapters critically examine the writings of key thinkers including Vivekananda, Aurobindo, Gandhi, and Ambedkar.This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of philosophy, sociology, politics and modern Indian history.

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A. Raghuramaraju is Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Hyderabad.

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Title:Modernity in Indian Social TheoryFormat:HardcoverDimensions:188 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:February 15, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198070128

ISBN - 13:9780198070122

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Table of Contents

PrefaceIntroduction: Theoretical Invariance and Social Variance1. Nationalism2. Secularism3. Internal Criticism4. Reading Rajas and Tamas5. Lived Dalit Experience6. Modernity and Art, India and TextileConclusionReferences and Bibliography