Chatterjee shows how middle-class elites first imagined the nation into being in this spiritual dimension and then readied it for political contest, all the while "normalizing" the aspirations of the various marginal groups that typify the spiritual sphere. Nationalism has once more appeared on the agenda of world affairs. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History Ser. I will begin by asking the following question: Does it serve any useful analytical purpose to make a distinction between the colonial state and the forms of the modern state? 11 If there is one theme that dominates the new literature which emerged in Bengal in the nineteenth century, it is the theme of change. The lawyer then asked him, “What jāti are you?”. Everything was changing; nothing was likely to remain the same. Prolonged and bitter debates ensued about how best to cope with all this change. Arguing that scholars have been mistaken in equating political nationalism with nationalism as such, he shows how anticolonialist nationalists produced their own domain of sovereignty within colonial society well before beginning their political battle with the imperial power. Chatterjee, Partha, The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (Princeton University Press 1993) 5. Examining the paradoxes involved with creating first a uniquely non-Western nation in the spiritual sphere and then a universalist nation-state in the material sphere, the author finds that the search for a postcolonial modernity is necessarily linked with past struggles against modernity. [Partha Chatterjee] Home WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help Search Search for … xiii, 282. For full access to this pdf, sign in to an existing account, or purchase an annual subscription. The first sentence of Bhāratbarṣer itihās is striking: “India [bhāratavarṣa] has been ruled in turn by Hindus, Muslims and Christians. Pp. book 4 See Partha Chatterjee, The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993; Sumathi Ramaswamy discusses the iconography of popular messianic nationalism in [Partha Chatterjee] -- In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist 7 Women and the Nation 135 Ch. In: The Nation and its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories, Princeton University Press (p. 14–34). Get this from a library! David I. Kopf, Partha Chatterjee. Partha Chatterjee: The nation and its fragments: colonial and postcolonial histories. 1993. See eg VG Ramachandran, ‘Re-Organization of the Legal Profession in India’ (1950) 37 All-India Reporter (Journal) 52. In responding to this charge, Indian nationalists have adopted, broadly speaking, one of two strategies. The relationship between the modern state and a peasantry is ambiguous and shot through with tension. (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History.) The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. The Colonial State. Retrouvez The Nation and Its Fragments – Colonial and Postcolonial Histories et des millions de livres en stock sur Amazon.fr. 10 200 Ch. ©2000-2020 ITHAKA. Through such an imagination, anti-colonial nationalism (in this specific case, that Bengali nationalism) projects the colonial regime as an alien outside force with no claim to the nation's sovereignty over its inner spiritual domain. All arguments about the rule of colonial difference, and hence about the inherent incapacity of Indian society to acquire the virtues of modernity and nationhood, tended to converge upon this supposedly unique Indian institution. Log in to your personal account or through your institution. All Rights Reserved. 19. Both magistrate and counsel were eager to get on to his testimony, but the preliminaries were proving to be difficult, since Kamalakanta, with the extreme analytical skills found only among the mad, had raised a series of unanswerable objections to the oath he was required to take. In a series of lectures delivered in Calcutta in 1988, Ranajit Guha discussed the conditions and limits of the agenda developed in the second half of the nineteenth century for “an Indian historiography of India.”¹ It was an agenda for self-representation, for setting out to claim for the nation a past that was not distorted by foreign interpreters. These nationalists divided their culture into material and spiritual domains, and staked an early claim to the spiritual sphere, represented by religion, caste, women and the family, and peasants. Cloth $49.50, paper $15.95, The American Historical Review, Volume 100, Issue 4, October 1995, Pages 1281–1282, https://doi.org/10.1086/ahr/100.4.1281. 1993. Princeton: Princeton University Press. You could not be signed in. Chatterjee, P. (1993). In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited... Free Shipping on … The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories Partha Chatterjee In this book, the prominent theorist Partha Chatterjee looks at the creative and powerful results of the nationalist imagination in Asia and Africa that are posited not on identity but on difference with the nationalism propagated by the West. Finally, those difficulties had somehow been overcome and the identity of the witness was being recorded. xiii, 282. 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