Notions of Nationhood in Bengal: Perspectives on Samaj, c. 1867-1905
This book opens fresh ways of rethinking colonial nationalisms, qualifying derivative, political and modernist paradigms. Introducing the category of samaj (cultural entity), it shows how indigenous socio-cultural origins were reconfigured in modern Bengali-Indian nationhood to conceptualise unities and mediate fragmentation.
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Chapter One Nationalist Ideologues Ideas and their Dissemination
Chapter Two Recreating a Jati
ChapterThree Samaj and Perspectives on Unity
Lower Orders in Bengal
Chapter Five Contiguous Ethnicities
Chapter Six SubRegional Essences and the Regional Self
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