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M Madhava Prasad Consuming Modernity: Public Culture in Contemporary India edited by Carol A Breckenridge, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1996; pp 261+9, Rs 450.
eclipsed the courtesan-style singing that was then in vogue in films. There is scope here for a more broad-based investigation into the construction of a national musical culture, by juxtaposing the...
States, Nations, Sovereignty: Sri Lanka, India and the Tamil Eelam Movement by Sumantra Bose; Sage Publications, New Delhi, pp 236, Rs 145. THE book under review is a fairly thoughtful attempt to...
imaginative vein, has reflected on the state- society ties in colonial and post-colonial states to understand the notion of self- determination. The colonial slate was characterised by the dominance...
Harsh Sethi Communalism Contested: Religion, Modernity and Secularisation by Achin Vanaik; Vistaar Publications, New Delhi, 1997; pp X+374, Rs 550.
I equally wonder why Achin Vanaik has invested so much effort in contesting the academic icons of these tendencies Ashis Nandy, T N Madan and Partha Chatterjee particularly in a quasi-political...
Ethnicity and Nationality Niraja Gopal Jayal Citizenship, Nationality and Ethnicity; Reconciling Competing Identities by T K Oommen; Polity Press, Cambridge, 1997, THIS important new book from a...
New World; of those, like the Africans, who were brought to the New World as slaves; and of those, like the Asians, who were exported as indentured labourers to the colonies. Oommen' s historical...
States, Citizens and Outsiders: The Uprooted Peoples of South Asia edited by Tapan K Bose and Rita Manchanda; South Asia Forum for Human Rights, PO Box 4906, Kathmandu, Nepal; Rs 550, Rs 450 (...
Development L M Bhole Monetary and Financial Policies in Developing Countries by Akhtar Hossain and Anis Chowdhury; Routledge, London, 1996; pp X+230, Rs 395.
economic growth largely through inflationary means, interest rates ceilings and directed credit programmes" (p 101) is erroneous and counterfactual, Although monetary policy, by itself, cannot be...
Rowena Robinson Caste as Woman by Vrinda Nabar; Penguin Books, New Delhi, 1995; pp 221 performance in agriculture and industry, Bangalore-centred urbanisation and persistent regional disparities...
Development, Carnatic Style V M Rao Land Reforms in India, Vol 4, Karnataka edited by Abdul Aziz and Sudhir Krishna; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1997; pp 291, Rs 395. Facets of Development:...
U Kalpagam Women, Population and Global Crisis by Asoka Bandarage; Zed Books, London and New Jersey; pp xii+397, price (not stated). THE book under review is full of unforgettable facts, Did you...
Achin Vanaik Literary Theory and the Claims of History: Postmodernism, Objectivity, Multiculturalist Politics by Satya P Mohanty, OUP, 1998; hardback, Rs 395;

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