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This volume discusses the development of cultural studies in India. It shows how inter-disciplinarity and cultural pluralism form the basis of this emerging field. It deals with contemporary debates and interpretations of post-colonial theory, subaltern studies, Marxism and post-Marxism, nationalism and post-nationalism. Drawing upon literature, linguistics, history, political science, media and theatre studies, and cultural anthropology, it explores themes such as caste, indigenous peoples, vernacular languages and folklore and their role in the making of historical consciousness.
A significant intervention in the area, this book will be useful to scholars and students of cultural studies and theory, literature, history, cultural anthropology, sociology, and media and mass communication, as well as the general reader.
This volume serves as a roadmap for cultural studies in India. Drawn from varied areas including literature, linguistics, history, political science, media/theatre studies, and cultural anthropology, it foregrounds cultural pluralism in the context of caste, adivasis, vernacular languages, and folklore in the making of historical consciousness. It traces contemporary debates and interpretations and looks at the future directions this emerging area is likely to take.