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Srivastava, Sanjay (1993) 'The Order of Men: The Nation and the Metropolitan Imaginary at an Indian Public School.' The Australian Journal of Anthropology, 4 (3). pp. 163-183.

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This article is concerned with exploring discursive constructions of Indian post-coloniality and modernity. The analysis focuses upon a fully residential boys school in North India, the Doon School, which has played a historically significant role in the production of a discourse on nationhood and citizenship. Elsewhere, I have argued that the School defines its citizenship project in terms of three main ‘imaginaries’: secularism, rationality, and ‘metropolitanism’. This paper explores the construction of a narrative of the post-colonial nation-state at the School through ‘metropolitanism’.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Anthropology & Sociology
ISSN: 17576547
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Date Deposited: 17 Oct 2022 14:03

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