ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Discrimination by Default

journalism and nationalism. Nationalism and, in general, the complex political response to the colonial situation was a popular theme. Enrico Fasana (Italy) portrayed the image of the leaders of the Italian independence movement as seen and promoted by Marathi nationalists, examining how Italian nationalism provided an ideological framework for the emergent Hindu nationalism. Rajendra Vora (India) explored the divergent phases of the nationalist movement, representing the liberal, extremist, underground revolutionary, and 'satyagraha' elements, and stressed the obsession of all these movements with the idea of 'Maharashtra Dharma'. Jayant Lele (Canada) traced the dynamics and transitions of the non- Brahmin movement, and located it in the changing political-economy of colonial India. Uttam Bhoite (India) reviewed the role of subaltern untouchable elites in the pre-Ambedkar untouchable liberation movement which paved the way for Ambedkar and formed his historical context. Lynn Zastoupil (USA) presented a rural perspective on the political scene in dealing with the peasant political initiative in Indapur district during the transitional' period from Maratha to British rule, challenging the conventional view of peasants as passive sufferers of injustice.

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