Author: Mushirul Hasan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173043795
This volume provides multidisciplinary perspective in nation building in south east Asia. It represents an interchange of views and perspectives between Indian and Japanese Scholars who participated in a conference held at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo.
The essays are closely interlinked thematically and yet each is self-contained. The contributors, a judicious blend of academics and social activists, discuss wide ranging themes and their ramifications within the framework of colonial society and the post independence Indian state. They also attempt to historicize the nature, scale and depth of changes ushered by the transfer of power. Concerned scholars from India and Japan, explore from their very different perspectives, some of the challenges before the Indian Republic in its quest for a democratic, secular and egalitarian society. In doing so, they bridge the artificial divide that separate social science disciplines