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Dadabhai Naoroji and the Making of Indian Liberalism

Uncivil Liberalism: Labour, Capital and Commercial Society in Dadabhai Naoroji’s Political Thought by Vikram Visana, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022; pp 241, `950.

Vikram Visanas book Uncivil Liberalism: Labour, Capital and Commercial Society in Dadabhai Naorojis Political Thought comes at a threshold moment. The global turn in intellectual history has, with all its ambivalences, inaugurated welcome attention to scale. How do we situate Indian thinking within a global history of ideas? Recent works by Shruti Kapila (2021), Ruth Harris (2022), and Milinda Banerjee (2022) have addressed different aspects of this intersection. Several scholars have moved beyond the general preoccupation with anti-colonialism as a master narrative, even while acknowledging its importance. This has produced new insights into the wider geographies traversed by Indian intellectual thinking and their uptake in contexts beyond India.

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Published On : 9th Mar, 2024

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