Gujarat beyond Gandhi: identity, conflict and society

By: Mehta, Nalin
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Delhi Routledge 2010Description: South Asian history and culturISBN: 9788189643171Subject(s): Gujarat | Mahatma Gandhi | Mahatma Gandhi - ThoughtDDC classification: 305.890954 Summary: This book touches upon a fascinating range of topics the identity debates at the heart of the idea of modern Gujarat; the trajectory of Gujarati politics from the 1950s to the present day; bootlegging, the practice of corruption and public power; vegetarianism and violence; urban planning and the enabling infrastructure of antagonism; global diasporas and provincial politics providing new insights into understanding the enigma of Gujarat. Going well beyond the boundaries of Gujarat and engaging with larger questions about democracy and diversity in India, this book will appeal to those interested in South Asian Studies, politics, sociology, history as well as the general reader.
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This book touches upon a fascinating range of topics the identity debates at the heart of the idea of modern Gujarat; the trajectory of Gujarati politics from the 1950s to the present day; bootlegging, the practice of corruption and public power; vegetarianism and violence; urban planning and the enabling infrastructure of antagonism; global diasporas and provincial politics providing new insights into understanding the enigma of Gujarat. Going well beyond the boundaries of Gujarat and engaging with larger questions about democracy and diversity in India, this book will appeal to those interested in South Asian Studies, politics, sociology, history as well as the general reader.

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