Empire and Nation: Essential Writings, 1985-2005

By: Partha Chatterjee; with an Introduction By Nivedita Menon

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This book brings together some of the most significant and best-known writings of Partha Chatterjee. It includes his pathbreaking interventions in the theoretical analysis of nationalism, as well as several of his pieces on the political, intellectual, and cultural history of nationalism. The volume also contains Chatterjee’s provocative and theoretically innovative essays analysing the phenomenon of democracy in a post-colonial country like India. There are also examples of his early engagement with agrarian politics, and his life-long participation in the project of Subaltern Studies. A special feature of this book is the sampling it provides of Partha Chatterjee’s best short journalistic pieces, of humorous and stylistically brilliant book reviews, and the first translations into English of some of his Bengali essays. This is the most comprehensive single volume encompassing the full range of the work of one of India’s most original social scientists. An Introduction by Nivedita Menon (Professor of Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi), outlines and critiques Chatterjee’s ideas, their range, their importance, and their influence in political thought today. Printed Pages: 376.

Title: Empire and Nation: Essential Writings, 1985-2005

Author Name: Partha Chatterjee; with an Introduction By Nivedita Menon

Categories: India, History, Culture, and Politics,

Edition: First Indian Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Permanent Black: 2010

ISBN: 8178242672

ISBN 13: 9788178242675

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 15 x 23 Cm

Seller ID: 033573

Keywords: Empire and Nation Partha Chatterjee India