Modern History

  • The Colonial State: Theory and Practice

    This book addresses through historical narrativization of some specific moments of colonial state building the historical specificities of the ‘colonial’ state as distinct from other state forms.

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  • Real and Imagined Widows: Gender Relations in Colonial North India

    This book explores the politico-cultural imagination that formed the subtext of the reformist, nationalist and women’s discourses on widowhood from the colonial period to the 1950s.

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  • Rabindranath Tagore: A Mind Staring into Infinity

    This volume explores the multifaceted genius of Rabindranath Tagore in rescuing the stagnant cultural life of Bengal from its many inhibitions.

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  • Cochin Forests and the British Techno-Ecological Imperialism in India

    This book examines the workings of the forest tramway constructed in Cochin through dense tropical forests in the beginning of the twentieth century.

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  • Colonial State, Agrarian Transition and Popular Protest in Orissa 1921–1947

    This book attempts to understand the agrarian socio-economic transition that took place during colonial rule in the provinces and the princely states of Orissa.

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  • Agriculture and Environment: Debates in the Central Legislature of India, 1937-1957

    This book details various aspects and shades of the agrarian culture of India that underwent transformations as a consequence of contact with an industrially advanced colonial culture.

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