The Middle Class in Colonial India by Sanjay Joshi

The Middle Class in Colonial India

EditorSanjay Joshi

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Part of the prestigious Themes in Indian History series, brings together seminal writings on the analysis of the middle class in colonial India. It presents not only all debates and discussions surrounding the subject but also the historiographical shifts that have occurred since theemergence of the middle class. Beginning with extracts from classic writings like those of Lord Dufferin, Aurobindo, Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, and D.D. Kosambi it traces the emergence of the consciousness of middle class. The reader examines the role of gender, caste, and religion in the making of middle class. It alsodiscusses matters of lifestyle and consumption with respect to areas like coffee culture, sport, cinema, and terrorism. A comprehensive introduction surveys the writings on the subject underlining the variations in region, language, culture, and occupation and reflects some contemporary concerns. Italso has an annotated bibliography which provides a detailed list of readings on various aspects of middle class.

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Sanjay Joshi is Associate Professor in the Department of History at Northern Arizona University.
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Title:The Middle Class in Colonial IndiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:384 pages, 8.46 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:May 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198063822

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Sanjay Joshi: IntroductionSection One: Framing The Middle Class1. The Marquis of Dufferin and Ava: A Microscopic Minority2. Aurobindo Ghosh: A Cheap Shoddy Import3. The Bengalee: The Carriers Of Enlightenment, Freedom, Progress And Prosperity4. Jawaharlal Nehru: A Class In Need Of HelpSection Two: Debating The Middle Class5. D. D. Kosambi: The Bourgeoisie Comes Of Age6. B. B. Misra: The Middle Classes Of Colonial India: A Product Of British Benevolence7. Michelguglielmo Torri: The Myth Of A 'Westernized Middle Class'8. Christopher Bayly: A Pre-History Of The Middle Class?9. Partha Chatterjee: The Subalternity Of A Nationalist Elite10. Claude Markovits: What About The Merchants? A Mercantile Perspective On The Middle Class Of Colonial India11. Prashant Kidambi: Consumption, Domesticity And The Idea Of The `Middle Class' In Late Colonial BombaySection Three: Gender, Caste And Religion In The Making Of Middle Class Modernity12. Tanika Sarkar: Domesticity And Middle Class Nationalism In Nineteenth-Century Bengal13. Dipesh Chakrabarty: Limits Of The Bourgeois Model?14. Sanjay Joshi: Re-Publicizing Religiosity: Modernity, Religion And The Middle Class15. Margrit Pernau: Middle Class And Secularization16. M. S. S. Pandian: One Step Outside Modernity: Caste In The Middle Class ImaginarySection Four: Whither Middle Class Studies? The Middle Class And The Everyday World17. A. R. Venkatachalapathy: `In Those Days There Was No Coffee': Consumption, Popular Culture And Middle Class Formation In Madras18. Boria Majumdar: A Case Of Indian Exceptionalism: Cricket And The Middle Class In Colonial Bengal19. M. Madhava Prasad: Middle-Class CinemaAnnotated Bibliography