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This essay reviews three books that deal with the relationship between the state and identity formation among its subjects. The first book, James Scott’s The Art of Not Being Governed: An Anarchist History of Upland Southeast Asia… 2,895 more words
The colonial state as it emerged post 1858 had three objectives: to legitimize its sovereign power in the colony, to make this power symbolically visible to the colonized and to create or reinforce institutions that consolidated and preserved this power in such a way that the metropole benefitted from it. 2,264 more words
This essay seeks to characterize the Indian state after independence in terms of two interlinked parameters within and above the state respectively: its class character and the degree of economic and political autonomy it exercised. 2,845 more words
Book Review: Srinath Raghavan. India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia 1935-1945. Gurgaon: Allen Lane, 2016.
India’s War: The Making of Modern South Asia 1935-1945 is a straightforward account of India’s military endeavours in the Second World War embedded in a political, economic and social context. 1,602 more words