Dirks, Nicholas B. Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. Princeton: Princeton University Press, Histories. Dirks, Nicholas B. Castes of Mind. Colonialism and the Making of Modern India. PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS. ,95 € / $ / £*. Add to Cart. PDF | On Dec 1, , S. Guha and others published Book Reviews: NICHOLAS B. DIRKS, Castes of Mind: Colonialism and the Making of.

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Colonialism and the Making of Modern India on your Kindle in under a minute. Notify me of new posts via email. And in making a powerful case that the colonial past continues to haunt the Indian present, it makes an important contribution to current postcolonial theory and scholarship on contemporary Indian politics.


Dirks argues that the work of Bayly, Washbrook, and the Cambridge school pull attention away from the importance of the colonial state. User Account Log in Register Minf. The first two parts focus before the events of Great Rebellion of and assumption of direct Crown rule in Colonialism and the Making of Modern India.

Anthropology and the Criminalization of Caste Pages Nevertheless, this groundbreaking work of interpretation demands a careful scholarly reading and response.

Colonialism and the Making of Modern India is a literature review of four centuries of scholarship on caste, a study of colonial knowledge and categorization, and an intervention in understandings of caste politics and nationalism, wrapped into a post-colonial dirke of modern India.

The Textualization of Tradition: Don’t have a Kindle? Colonialism and Its Forms of Knowledge. Social Identity in the Old Regime Pages He hypothesizes that caste was used to organize India’s diverse social groups for the benefit of British control. Get to Know Us.

Start reading Castes of Mind: There’s always a pattern with history and the curtains are pulled away to view the class system in another civilization.

Caste and the Postcolonial Predicament Pages On Colonialism and the Writing of History Pages The Body casstes Caste: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Dirks shows how the anthropoligizing of India for colonial interests and colonial legitimacy in turn cemented cwstes categories of difference and positioned caste as opposed to self-rule and the modern nation state.


Dirks thus shows the importance of such instruments of epistemic rule that are disguised as tools of bureaucracy, legibility, and documentation.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This framing of caste results in an image of India defined by religion, hierarchy, and society rather than secularism, equality, and the individual—fundamental tenets of the Western, modern nation-state. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? Write a customer review. The Enumeration of Caste: You do not currently have access to this article.

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