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The Indian ideology, Perry Anderson

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The Indian ideology
Title
The Indian ideology
Statement of responsibility
Perry Anderson
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Today, the Indian state claims to embody the values of a stable political democracy, a harmonious territorial unity, and a steadfast religious impartiality. Even many of those critical of the inequalities of Indian society underwrite such claims. The Indian Ideology suggests that the roots of the current ills of the Republic go much deeper, historically. They lie, in the way the struggle for independence culminated in the transfer of power from British rule to Congress in a divided subcontinent, not least in the roles played by Gandhi as the great architect of the movement, and Nehru as his appointed successor, in the catastrophe of Partition. Only an honest reckoning with that disaster, Perry Anderson argues, offers an understanding of what has gone wrong with the Republic since Independence. The 'Idea of India', widely diffused not only in the official establishment, but more broadly in mainstream intellectual life, side-steps or suppresses many of these uncomfortable realities, past and present. For its own reasons, much of the left has yet to challenge the upshot: what has come to be the neo-Nehruvian consensus of the time. The Indian Ideology, revisiting the events of over a century in the light of how millions of Indians fare in the Republic today, suggests another way of looking at the country"--
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Anderson, Perry
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Gandhi
  • Nehru, Jawaharlal
  • Political culture
  • India
  • India
  • India
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The Indian ideology, Perry Anderson
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Publication
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Originally published: Gurgaon, India : Three Essays Collective, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17489453
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781781682593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841899621
Label
The Indian ideology, Perry Anderson
Publication
Note
Originally published: Gurgaon, India : Three Essays Collective, 2012
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17489453
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
191 pages
Isbn
9781781682593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)841899621

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