SOAS Research Online

A Free Database of the Latest Research by SOAS Academics and PhD Students

[skip to content]

srivastava, Sanjay (1998) Constructing Post-Colonial India: National Character and the Doon School. Abingdon: Routledge.

[img]
Preview
Text (Prelims and introduction) - Published Version
Download (574kB) | Preview

Abstract

An interdisciplinary and engaging book which looks at the nature of Indian society since Independence and unpacks what post-colonialism means to Indian citizens. Using the case study of the Doon School, a famous boarding school for boys, and one of the leading educational institutions in India, the author argues that to be post-colonial in India is to be modern, rational, secular and urban. In placing post-colonialism in this concrete social context, and analysing how it is constructed, the author renders a complex and often rather abstract subject accessible.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
Departments and Subunits
ISBN: 9780415178556
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203980279
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2022 10:40
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/38111

Altmetric Data

Statistics

Download activity - last 12 monthsShow export options
Downloads since deposit
6 month trend
38Downloads
6 month trend
10Hits
Accesses by country - last 12 monthsShow export options
Accesses by referrer - last 12 monthsShow export options

Repository staff only

Edit Item Edit Item