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    Becoming Indian (Marathi, Paperback, Pavan K. Varma, Bhagwan Datar)

    Becoming Indian  (Marathi, Paperback, Pavan K. Varma, Bhagwan Datar)

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    • Language: Marathi
    • Binding: Paperback
    • Publisher: Ameya Prakashan
    • ISBN: 9789380514925, 9380514921
    • Edition: 1stEdition, 2012
    • Pages: 336
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    Description
    Those who have never been colonized can never really know what it does to the psyche of a people. Those who have been are often not fully aware of or are unwilling to accept the degree to which they have been compromised.?

    Till just a few decades ago, much of the world was carved into empires. By the mid twentieth century independent countries had emerged from these, but even after years of political liberation, cultural freedom has eluded formerly colonized nations like India. In this important book, Pavan Varma, best-selling author of the seminal works The Great Indian Middle Class and Being Indian, looks at the consequences of Empire on the Indian psyche.

    Drawing upon modern Indian history, contemporary events and personal experience, he examines how and why the legacies of colonialism persist in our everyday life, affecting our language, politics, creative expression and self-image. Over six decades after Independence, English remains the most powerful language in India, and has become a means of social and economic exclusion. Our classical arts and literature continue to be neglected, and our popular culture is mindlessly imitative of western trends. Our cities are dotted with incongruous buildings that owe nothing to indigenous traditions of architecture.

    For all our bravado as an emerging superpower, we remain unnaturally sensitive to both criticism and praise from the Anglo-Saxon world and hunger for its approval. And outside North Block, the headquarters of free India?s Ministry of Home Affairs, a visitor can still read these lines inscribed by the colonial rulers: ?Liberty will not descend to a people, a people must raise themselves to liberty. It is a blessing which must be earned before it can be enjoyed.?

    With passion, insight and impeccable logic, Pavan Varma shows why India, and other formerly subject nations, can never truly be free and certainly not in any position to assume global leadership unless they reclaim their cultural identity. It is a project, the book argues, that is more urgent than ever before, for in the age of glottalization the pressures of homogenization and co-option by the dominant cultures of the west will only increase.

    About The Author
    Pavan K. Varma studied history at St. Stephen?s College, Delhi and took a degree in law from Delhi University. A member of the Indian Foreign Service, he has served in Moscow, in New York at the Indian Mission to the United Nations, in London, where he was Director of the Nehru Centre, and as India?s High Commissioner in Cyprus. He is at present India?s Ambassador in Bhutan.
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    Book Details
    • Publication Year
      • 2012
    Contributors
    • Author
      • Pavan K. Varma
    • Translated By
      • Bhagwan Datar
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