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Globalisations: In the History Workshop

Globalisation is being defined from both sides of the fence. In the process two key terms have emerged clearly: modernity and capitalism. Although both are deeply interrelated in terms of their historical development, popular discourse in social science has long been dealing with them separately - their interdependence being given lip-service, if at all it is acknowledged. But modernity and capitalism have to be treated not as two different poles, but as parts of the same process; old value-markers that see modernity as 'good' and capitalism as 'bad', need to be transcended. New narratives of the state, capital and the changing colours of modernity are yet to be produced. Such narratives may help in reconstructing the history of globalisation in India as a history of capitalist-modernity
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