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To what extent is knowledge of the people and institutions of the Indian sub-continent based on the West’s own desires imaigning world hegemony, and fantasies about its rationality? In this co “An important book, a major work, that must be read and absorbed by those involved in scholarship, or any critical enterprise.
Imagining India Ronald Inden
In this controversial and widely-praised book, Inden argues that the West’s major depictions of India as the civilization of caste, villages, spiritualism, and divine kings–and as a land dominated by imagination rather than reason–have had the effect of depriving Indians of their capacity to rule their world, which has consequently been appropriated by those in the West who wish to dominate it. First published inImmagining India is required reading in many university courses.
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The long and the short of it is that this book applies Edward Said’s ideas about Orientalism to India, and particularly to the “essentialized” view of India that was developed by mostly British Orientalists during the age of empire. I always try to be open-minded about post-colonial theory, but I couldn’t read this book without noticing all of the remarkable contradictions in the enterprise. Satish Lokkoju rated it really liked it Mar 01, Salonee Bhaman rated it really liked it May 02, Natalia rated it it was amazing Aug 16, Sagnik Saha rated it it was amazing Sep 07, Indivar rated it it was amazing Dec 19, Jeffrey Grimes rated it really liked it Mar 07, Meera rated it really liked it Sep 15, Philippe Lauwers rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Hieyoon Kim rated it liked it Oct 03, Cora rated it it was ok Jan 24, Soumya rated it really liked it Aug 26, Lettercookie rated it really liked it Aug 11, Roshan marked it as to-read Dec 30, KC marked it as to-read May 21, Bangaloregirl marked it as to-read Mar 02, Lokesh marked it as to-read Apr 02, Korri added it Apr 22, Uttam added it Apr 11, Rohit added it Nov 22, Layaly Hb marked it as to-read Dec 01, Chandra Prabha marked it as to-read Jan 15, Hiral Pandya marked it as to-read Jan 30, Rajendra Prasad marked it as to-read Jan 31, Aadil Brar marked it as to-read Mar 02, Suvajit Halder added it Apr 19, Abdullai Danjay marked it as to-read May 07, Aravind Raamkumar marked it as to-read Aug 02, Nalini added it Oct 31, Sheila marked it as to-read Jan 20, Bhaskar marked it as to-read Mar 21, Sean marked it as to-read Jul 31, Dipti marked it as to-read Aug 29, Archana Mishra marked it as to-read Dec 06, Philostorian Minthong is currently reading it Mar 04, Karpur Shukla marked it as to-read Mar 06, Annie marked it as to-read Mar 24, Dwaipayan Banerjee added it May 16, Anup24 marked it as to-read Aug 14, Asmita Bharadwaj marked it as to-read Aug 15, Rishabh Parihar marked it as to-read Apr 11, Meng Tsun added it May 12, Poonam Sharma marked it as to-read May 17, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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