Author: Neera Chandhoke
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8185229163
The essays in this volume - each of them providing a window to a collage of events and images superimposed upon each, that we call the social and the political world - provide partial but rich glimpses into this world.
These essays presented to Ravinder Kumar are arranged in a broad chronological sequence, from ancient history to the present, and the subjects they deal with cover diverse categories, from historical understanding to contemporary history to cultural studies to feminism, among others. They offer readings on how we understand our past, or conversely, how we bring an understanding of the past into comprehending our present.
Contributors to this volume are:
Romila Thapar / Uma Chakravarti / Rajeshwari Sunder Rajan / Kumkum Sangari / Susan Visvanathan / Meena Radhakrishna / Dilip M Menon / Nasir Tyabji / Rani Dhavan Shankardass / Gyanesh Kudaisya / As Bhasin / DA Low / Geeta Kapur / Krishna Kumar / Mahesh Rangarajan / Neera Chandhoke / Achin VanaikTHE EDITOR:
NEERA CHANDOKE is Professor of Political Science at University of Delhi. She was a Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. Her publications include Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities and State and Civil Society: Explorations in Political Theory