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The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India

by Gyanendra Pandey

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


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Number of Pages348
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Open LibraryOL7394926M
ISBN 100195683641
ISBN 109780195683646

Historian Gyanendra Pandey has aptly written in his celebrated work, Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India that the history is “the past recollected” and that depends upon the subjective biases of the one who recollects it. The mythological constructs play an important role in determining the directions and dimensions of the. Communalism and Nationalism in Colonial India THE emergence of communal identities has been a subject of frequent and intense debate in India. In this context, Gyanendra Pandey's The Construction of Communalism in North India is a very welcome publication. The author skilfully demonstrates how communalism as we know it in India is a modern phenomenon, coeval with nationalism.

The term communalism was constructed by the British colonial authorities as it wrestled to manage violence between religious, ethnic and disparate groups in its colonies, particularly Africa and South Asia, in early 20th century. Communalism is not unique to South Asia. It is found in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and Australia. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India by Pandey, Gyanendra at the best online prices at .

The Colonial Construction of the Indian Past The Colonial Construction of the Indian Past Chapter: (p) Chapter 2 The Colonial Construction of the Indian Past Source: The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India Author(s): Gyanendra Pandey . in The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India. Published in print August It erased the differences in the self image and historical circumstances of different groups of Muslim weavers in north India. The economic, social and political dislocation of the colonial period, combined with other factors, and the renewed struggle.


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In "The Construction of Communalism," Pandey argues that rather than being the eternal 'pathological condition' of Indian society that communalism was understood as in colonial and nationalist discourse, it is 'another characteristic and paradoxical product of the age of Reason (and of Capital) which also gave us [Indians] colonialism and nationalism' (Pandey5).Reviews: 1.

The book also explores how nationalism and communalism are constructed out of shared as well as contested experiences and out of common and mutually contradictory visions and struggles. It is a milestone in contemporary debates on nationalist policies and modern political communities. The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India book.

Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This new edition containing a pref /5. The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, Third Edition. Third Edition. Gyanendra Pandey. Author is a well-known scholar. The book is a classic work on communalism.

This edition includes a new foreword. Download Citation | The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India | This book charts the history of the term communalism and the politics and attitudes it seeks to encapsulate. While. Construction of Communalism In Colonial North India | Gyanendra Pandey | download | B–OK.

Download books for free. Find books. The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India. In colonialist writing, "communalism" is a concept that stands for the puerile and the primitive--for all that colonialism itself, in.

In colonialist writing, 'communalism' is a concept that stands for the puerile and the primitive--for all that colonialism itself, in its own reckoning, was not. It is therefore paradoxical that the use of this concept has been propagated, more than anyone else, by nationalists and opponents of colonialism.

In this radically new analysis of the problem of communalism in India, the author. In "The Construction of Communalism," Pandey argues that rather than being the eternal 'pathological condition' of Indian society that communalism was understood as in colonial and nationalist discourse, it is 'another characteristic and paradoxical product /5(4).

From Barnes and : "This is a radically new analysis of communalism along with nationalism and colonialism. It is a part of a larger exercise aimed at understanding the construction of Indian society, and politics in recent times by challenging the conventional analysis of communalism and providing alternative theoretical cues to grasp its nature and dynamics.

RECOGNISING the enduring legacy of Gyanendra Pandey’s The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, Oxford University Press has brought out the title under its Oxford India Perennials series. This is the third edition of the book, which was first published in   Gyanendra Pandey’s construction of Communalism in Colonial North India question some of these assumption and examines the genesis and evolution of the concept in its historical context.

The construction of communalism in colonial North India. [Gyanendra Pandey] -- "This book charts the history of the term communalism and the politics and attitudes it seeks to encapsulate.

While attending closely to the social, economic and political issues underlying Hindu and. in The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India. Published in print August This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to examine the conditions, the character, and the consequences of what has been called ‘communal’ conflict in nineteenth and early-twentieth-century India.

relations in. OUP India, - History - pages 0 Reviews This new edition containing a preface and afterword, is a part of a larger exercise aimed at understanding the construction of Indian society, and politics as a whole in recent times by challenging the conventional analysis of communalism and providing alternative theoretical cues to grasp.

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COMMUNALISM IN INDIA A COLONIAL LEGACY S. India has no answer to communalism, which has been one of the evils affect- U nited Provinces and north India. Lala Lajpat Rai in hi s speech. 'construction' of communalism. Scholars maintain that there were segmented groups in the caste hierarchy to govern whom diverse ruling traditions were innovated by all the pre-colonial states, be they Rajput, Mughal or even that of Vijaynagar The State had a place of political pre-eminence in pre-colonial India.

The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, described as a classic of modern Indian history and sociology, re-envisions the relationship between communalism and nationalism, and argues that what is called communalism in the subcontinent gained a great deal of its force from its likeness to nationalism.5/5(1).Communalism in Colonial North India THIRD EDITION Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition List of Abbreviations Glossary 1 Introduction 2 The Colonial Construction of the Indian Past 3 The Bigoted Julaha 4 Community as History 5 Mobilizing the Hindu Community 6 'Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan' 7 Nationalism versus Communalism.Buy The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, Third Edition Books online at best prices in India by Gyanendra Pandey,Gyanendra (Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of History, Emory University, Atlanta, USA) Pandey from Buy The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India, Third Edition online of India’s Largest Online Book Store.