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Transactions among Colonials

Transactions among Colonials Empire, the National, and the Postcolonial, 1890-1920: Resistance in Interaction by Elleke Boehmer; Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2002; pp 239 with index, price not mentioned.

From Coercion to Power Relations

India's film censorship machinery and its agenda has been criticised for being caught in a colonial past. But in reality, the censorship regime in India presents a problematic engagement between the colonial past and the post-colonial present that supersedes any 'Victorian' legacy. The need is to examine how far the 'present' departs from the 'past' and to what extent the 'past' still resides in the 'present'. While modes of content control characteristic of colonial times still exist, these too are constantly being manipulated in response to emerging modes of address - seeming to create a facade of change.

Colonial Modernity

Lessons from Schools by Nita Kumar; Sage, New Delhi, 2000; pp 232, Rs 200. Constructing Post-Colonial India by Sanjay Srivastava; Routledge, London, 1998; pp 257.

Conceptualising Globalisation

There is hardly any unanimity in the theoretical formulations on globalisation. While on one hand, the excessive use of the term as a sociological concept has largely emptied it of any analytical and explanatory value, most observations are based on a dominant economic framework. This paper argues that for an empirical study of globalisation to be strong, it requires to be grounded on clear measures of globalisation, those that are based on broader areas of social implications as well as its impact on various aspects of human life.
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