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Language Politics, Elites, and the Public Sphere: Western India Under Colonialism

Price : $17.75
ISBN # : 9788178243832
Author : Veena Naregal
pages: 300
Edition : Paperback
Volumes : 1
Publisher : Permanent Black
Published : 2014

The bilingual relationship between English and the Indian vernaculars has long been crucial to the construction of ideology as well as cultural and political hierarchies. Print was vital for colonial literacy for initiating a shift in the relation between high and low languages. This book looks at the relationship between linguistic hierarchies, textual practices and power in colonial Western India. Whereas most studies of colonialism focus on India s high literary culture, this work looks at how local intellectuals explored their middling position through initiatives to establish newspapers and influential channels of communication.

How was the native intelligentsia able to achieve a position of ideological influence? This book shows that, despite their minority position and the bilingual division, such people negotiated the arenas of education policy, the press, and voluntary associations to advance their interests as a social class. In doing this it illuminates the Indian intelligentsia s self-definitions before anti-colonial thinking articulated its hegemonic claims as nationalistic discourse.

This book will interest readers of Indian history, cultural politics, and colonial thought.



Author Bio: Veena Naregal completed her Ph.D. from SOAS, London. Her book reflects her multi-disciplinary interests in postcolonial theory, alternative modernities and contemporary cultural politics. She has published scholarly articles on the cultural and political history of Western India and on media reform and distribution in India since liberalisation.

This book was added to South Asia bookstore on Tuesday 11 February, 2014.
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