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Exploring the Political in South Asia

South Asian Sovereignty

The Conundrum of Worldly Power

David (North Carolina State University, USA) Gilmartin & Arild Engelsen (University of Oslo, Norway) Ruud & Pamela (University of Oslo, Norway) Price

South Asian Sovereignty

Exploring the Political in South Asia

South Asian Sovereignty

The Conundrum of Worldly Power

Exploring the Political in South Asia: South Asian Sovereignty

 

This book brings ethnographies of everyday power and ritual into dialogue with intellectual studies of theology and political theory. It underscores the importance of academic collaboration between scholars of religion, anthropology and history in uncovering the structures of thinking and action that make politics work.


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Beschrijving Exploring the Political in South Asia: South Asian Sovereignty

This book brings ethnographies of everyday power and ritual into dialogue with intellectual studies of theology and political theory. It underscores the importance of academic collaboration between scholars of religion, anthropology and history in uncovering the structures of thinking and action that make politics work. The volume weaves important discussions around sovereignty in modern South Asian history with debates elsewhere on the world map.


South Asia’s colonial history—especially India’s 20th-century emergence as the world’s largest democracy—have made the subcontinent a critical arena for thinking about how transformations and continuities in conceptions of sovereignty provide a vital frame for tracking shifts in political order. The essays deal with themes such as sovereignty, kingship, democracy, governance, reason, people, nation, colonialism, rule of law, courts, autonomy and authority, especially within the context of India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.


The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers in politics, ideology, religion, sociology, history, and political culture as well as the informed reader interested in South Asian studies.


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9781138323599
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234
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Exploring the Political in South Asia
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680
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1
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Hardback
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Taylor & Francis Ltd

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