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Description - Of Matters Modern by Debraj Bhattacharya

"Of Matters Modern" analyses the experience of modernity in South Asia. Arguing that South Asia's experience of modernity has to be understood in a global context, the book explores a wide range of topics: the emergence of 'Assam Fever' in colonial discourse; an experiment with fusion music in early colonial India; The emergence of detective fiction in colonial Punjab; the search for authenticity among nationalist and post-colonial thinkers; the critique of the "Bhadralok" by a "Bhadralok" writer; the experience of modernity in Kolkata during early twentieth century; the emergence of a cosmopolitan 'underworld' in Kolkata during the nineteenth century; the Italian connections of a Bengali poet, Michael Madhusudan Dutta; the ambivalence of Sir Syed Ahmad Khan; and, the construction of Gandhari in "Amar Chitra Katha", a comic strip series for children.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781905422623
ISBN-10: 1905422628
Format: Paperback
(232mm x 159mm x 29mm)
Pages: 402
Imprint: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publisher: Seagull Books London Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Debraj Bhattacharya

Debraj Bhattacharya is an independent researcher based in Kolkata and has published on the 'underworld' of Calcutta during the early Twentieth Century.