Of Matters Modern: The Experience of Modernity in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia

By Debraj Bhattacharya (Editor)

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Of Matters Modern: The Experience of Modernity in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia
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Of matters Modern analyses the experience of modernity in South Asia. Arguing that South Asias experience of modernity has to be understood in a global context, the book explores a wide range of topics: the emergence of 'Assam Fever' in colonial discourse; an experiment with fusion music in early colonial India; The emergence of detective fiction in colonial Punjab; the search for authenticity among nationalist and post-colonial thinkers; the critique of the Bhadralok by a Bhadralok writer; the experience of modernity in Kolkata during early twentieth century; the emergence of a cosmopolitan 'underworld' in Kolkata during the nineteenth century; the Italian connections of a Bengali poet, Michael Madhusudan Dutta; the ambivalence of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan; the construction of Gandhari in Amar Chitra Katha, a comic strip series for children Of matters Modern analyses the experience of modernity in South Asia. Arguing that South Asias experience of modernity has to be understood in a global context, the book explores a wide range of topics: the emergence of 'Assam Fever' in colonial discourse; an experiment with fusion music in early colonial India; The emergence of detective fiction in colonial Punjab; the search for authenticity among nationalist and post-colonial thinkers; the critique of the Bhadralok by a Bhadralok writer; the experience of modernity in Kolkata during early twentieth century; the emergence of a cosmopolitan 'underworld' in Kolkata during the nineteenth century; the Italian connections of a Bengali poet, Michael Madhusudan Dutta; the ambivalence of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan; the construction of Gandhari in Amar Chitra Katha, a comic strip series for children

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  • : Of Matters Modern: The Experience of Modernity in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia
  • : Palgrave MacMillan
  • : 1905422628
  • : 9781905422623
  • : Paperback
  • : 374
  • : English

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