The Politics of Self-Expression
The Urdu Middleclass Milieu in Mid-Twentieth Century India and Pakistan
By (author) Markus Daechsel
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Politics of Self-Expression by Markus Daechsel
Book DescriptionThe 1930s to 1950s witnessed the rise and dominance of a political culture across much of North India which combined unprecedented levels of mobilization and organization with an effective de-politicization of politics. On the one hand obsessed with world events, people also came to understand politics as a question of personal morality and achievement. In other words, politics was about expressing the self in new ways and about finding and securing an imaginary home in a fast-moving and often terrifying universe. The scope and arguments of this book make an innovative contribution to the historiography of modern South Asia, by focusing on the middle-class milieu which was the epicentre of this new political culture.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415312141
(234mm x 156mm x 20mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Markus Daechsel
Markus Daechsel has studied history and political science at the University of Erlangen and the University of London. He is currently a lecturer in South Asian History at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests focus on the society, culture and politics of South Asian Muslims.
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