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Partha Chatterjee, Honorary Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta Bodhisattva Kar, Fellow in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta
Partha Chatterjee is Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Columbia University, and Honorary Professor, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta (CSSSC).
Tapati Guha-Thakurta is Director and Professor of History, CSSSC.
Bodhisattva Kar is Fellow in History, CSSSC.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations Preface Acknowledgements Introduction: New Cultural Histories of India: Materiality and Practices by Partha Chatterjee, Tapati Guha-Thakurta, and Bodhisattva Kar PART I: THE TEXTUAL 1. For a Multilingual Literary History: North India in the Long Fifteenth Century, Francesca Orsini 2. Scripting the Cultural History of Language: Modi in the Colonial Archive, Prachi Deshpande 3. Poet of the Present: The Material Object in the World of Iswar Gupta, Rosinka Chaudhuri PART II: THE VISUAL 4. The Look of History: The Power of the Aesthetic, Christopher Pinney 5. The Handbag that Exploded: Mayawati's Monuments and the Aesthetics of Democracy in Post-reform India, Kajari Jain 6. Conceits of the Copy: Travelling Replicas of the Past and the Present, Tapati Guha-Thakurta PART III: THE AURAL 7. When Kathavarayan Spoke His Mind: The Intricate Dynamics of the Formations of the Political through Film Making Practices in Tamil Nadu, Rajan Kurai Krishnan 8. Music Revivals-Major and Minor: Studying the Politics of Performance in Modern South India, Lakshmi Subramanian PART IV: THE RITUAL 9. Pictures in Celestial and Worldly Time: Illustrations in Nineteenth-century Bengali Almanacs, Gautam Bhadra 10. Football and Collective Identity in Colonial Calcutta, Partha Chatterjee 11. Heads in the Naga Hills, Bodhisattva Kar PART V: THE SPATIAL 12. 'Metro Pattern': Art Deco Residences and Modern Visuality in Calcutta, Swati Chattopadhyay 13. Urban Spaces, Post-nationalism and the Making of the Consumer-Citizen in India, Sanjay Srivastava 14. When the Revolution is Televised: Reflections on Media, Civil Society and Power in Contemporary India, Srirupa Roy Notes on Contributors