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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
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