Struggle For Hegemony In India (3 Vols set)

Shashi Joshi And Bhagwan Josh

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Contents Vol I Preface to the Revised Edition Preface 1 Hegemony and the Historical Method 2 The Irrelevance of Leninism 3 The Non-cooperation Movement and the Birth of Workers? and Peasants? Parties 4 To Be or Not to Be Communist Party or WPP 5 The Colonial State Indian Capitalists and the Left State Nation and Class 6 Nehru?s Paradigm 7 Towards Left Hegemony Molecular Changes in Mass Ideology 8 Salt and the Steelframe Contending Hegemonies 9 Sarkar Hargai 10 Of Strategies and Methods of Struggle 11 The Politics of Nation and Class 12 Sectarianism or Alienation 13 In the Ghetto 14 MN Roy Indian Communists and the Third International Conclusion Bibliography IndexVol II Preface to the Revised Edition Preface Introduction 1 The Colonial State 2 Gandhian Strategy and the Framework of Hegemonic Politics 3 State Policy Congress Crisis and the Birth of a New Ideology 4 Gathering Forces of the Left and Government?s Strategy of Suppression 5 The Third International and Indian Communists Communist Party and the Disunited National Front 6 Marxism and Marxist Practices 7 Of Political Issues and Ideological Conflicts Colonial Constitution Council Entry and Office Acceptance 8 The Ministries and the Left Experiments with Class Adjustment 9 The Left and the Ministries Experiments with Class Confrontation-I 10 The Left and the Ministries Experiments with Class Confrontation-II 11 The Divided left Notes on Permanent Disunity 12 Politics of Transformation vs Politics of Alternative 13 Communists since Independence Epilogue Conclusion Bibliography IndexVol III Preface to the Revised Edition Preface Introduction 1 Culture Community and Power 2 Outline of a Theory of Cultural Power 3 The Power of the Past Two Paradigms of Cultural Hegemony 4 Power and Hegemony The Site of Cultural Struggle 5 The Cultural Faultline and its Mirrors 6 The State in Medieval North India and the Cultural Faultline 7 Women and Sexuality in the Discourse of Communalism and Communal Violence 8 Narratives of Cultural Context 9 The Cultural Complexion of the Nation Indian National Congress versus Hindu Mahasabha 10 Cultural Limits to Secular Politics Sermons On National Unity 11 Three Songs Conclusion Postscript Bibliography IndexStruggle for Hegemony in India is a three-volume series that delineates the multidimensional activities of the Indian communists It explores the role of the communist movement within the democratic polity of India The series addresses the changing relationship of the communists with the Indian National Congress their emergence as an opposition party the details of the formation of Left Front governments in state politics and their experience with insurrectionary movements in the countryDeploying Gramsci?s concept of hegemony the series comments on the failure of the left-wing to establish itself as a hegemonic force in India The interpretation of the concept in terms of power between different ?classes? and ?communities? is groundbreaking; it not only enlarges the meaning of ?hegemony? but also makes it the basis of a new historiographyThis revised edition covers an extensive period from 1920 to 2009 tracing the communist movement from its earliest years in India to contemporary times The authors both grounded in Marxist literature are able to expertly analyze the various contours of the communist movement in South Asia within the context of the struggle for power and hegemony 1324 pp. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: Struggle for Hegemony in India is a three-volume series that delineates the multidimensional activities of the Indian communists. This revised edition covers an extensive period from 1920 to 2009, tracing the communist movement from its earliest years in India to contemporary times. The authors, Shashi Joshi and Bhagwan Josh, both grounded in Marxist literature, are able to expertly analyze the various contours of the communist movement in South Asia within the context of the struggle for power and hegemony.

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Shashi Joshi is former Senior Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. A PhD in History from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Dr Joshi began her career as a senior lecturer in History at Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has also been a senior fellow at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi. From 1983 to 1987, she was co-director of the ‘History of the Indian National Congress, 1885–1947’―a project sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).

Dr Joshi has authored a book, The Last Durbar: A Dramatic Presentation of the Division of British India, published in India and Pakistan simultaneously in 2006. She has authored Religion, Mission and Caste: Essays in the History of Christanity in India (2008). Presently, she is finalising the manuscript for another book, ‘In Gandhi’s Arc: Charles Andrews and Gandhi’, to be published in 2012.

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Title: Struggle For Hegemony In India (3 Vols set)
Publisher: Sage
Publication Date: 2011
Edition: Revised Edition

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