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Confronting the Body

The Politics of Physicality in Colonial and Post-Colonial India

January 1, 2004 | Hardcover
ISBN: 9781843310327
$191.50
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Description

The human body in modern South Asia is a continuous political enterprise. The body was central to the project of British colonialism, as well as to the Indian response to colonial rule. By constructing British bodies as normative and disciplined, and Indian bodies as deviant and undisciplined, the British could construct an ideology of their own fitness for political power and defence of colonialism itself. The politics of physicality then manifested in reverse in many ways, not least through Gandhi's use of his body as public experiment in discipline, as well as becoming a living rejection of British rule and norms of physicality. This unique collection makes for fascinating reading.

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About this Author

James H. Mills is Lecturer in Modern History at Strathclyde University, Glasgow.

Satadru Sen is Assistant Professor of South Asian history at Washington University in St Louis.

ISBN: 9781843310327
Format: Hardcover
Series: Anthem South Asian Studies
Pages: 212
Publisher: Anthem Press
Published: 2004-01-01

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