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Cosmopolitan Thought Zones: South Asia and the Global Circulation of Ideas Kris Manjapra

Cosmopolitan Thought Zones: South Asia and the Global Circulation of Ideas

Kris Manjapra

Published June 15th 2010
ISBN : 9780230243378
Hardcover
304 pages
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This book examines forms of cosmopolitanism in the high period of South Asian anti-colonialism, 1890-1947. Essays argue that anti-colonial action stemmed not only from a teleological rush to realize the form of nation-states, but from the speculativeMoreThis book examines forms of cosmopolitanism in the high period of South Asian anti-colonialism, 1890-1947. Essays argue that anti-colonial action stemmed not only from a teleological rush to realize the form of nation-states, but from the speculative aspiration to critique and transcend notions of universalism and the ultimate good brought by British rule.