Item description for Of Matters Modern: The Experience of Modernity in Colonial and Post-colonial South Asia by Debraj Bhattacharya...
Of matters Modern analyses the experience of modernity in South Asia. Arguing that South Asia's experience of modernity has to be understood in a global context, the book explores a wide range of topics: the emergence of 'Assam Fever' in colonial discourse; an experiment with fusion music in early colonial India; The emergence of detective fiction in colonial Punjab; the search for authenticity among nationalist and post-colonial thinkers; the critique of the Bhadralok by a Bhadralok writer; the experience of modernity in Kolkata during early twentieth century; the emergence of a cosmopolitan 'underworld' in Kolkata during the nineteenth century; the Italian connections of a Bengali poet, Michael Madhusudan Dutta; the ambivalence of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan; the construction of Gandhari in Amar Chitra Katha, a comic strip series for children.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 1.18" Weight: 1.37 lbs.
Release Date Nov 11, 2008
Publisher Seagull Books
ISBN 1905422628 ISBN13 9781905422623
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More About Debraj Bhattacharya
Debraj Bhattacharya is an independent researcher based in Kolkata and has published on the 'underworld' of Calcutta during the early Twentieth Century.