This is the Hindi edition of Cultural History of Modern India, a collection of six essays. This is the first in the series of three books for concurrent courses of Delhi University. The six essays presents original and pioneering forays in the study of cricket, oral history, gender studies, films, popular culture and Indian classical music. The history of modern India has been narrated largely in terms of the nationalist movements, personalities and what has been seen as the high politics of state. This collection of essays tries to push the emerging paradigm further by moving away from conventional notions of the history of the nation and indeed of the politics.
[This is the second in the series of History titles for concurrent courses – Dilli: Prachin Itihas is already published. Madhyakaleen Bharat ka Sanskritik Itihas by Meenakshi Khanna is due in June. Then we already have a package of history titles – Prarambhik Bharat ka Parichay, Madhyakaleen Bharat, Samkaleen Vishwa ka Itihas, Adhunik Bharat ka Itihas, Palassi se Vibhajan tak.]
Dilip M Menon, the editor of this volume is Reader in Modern Indian History at University of Delhi. He is the Author of Caste, Nationalism and communism in South India:Malabar 1900-48 and The Blindness of Insight: Essays on Caste in Modern India. He is currently visiting Associate Professor in the School of Literature and Language Studies in the University of Witwatersrand , Johannesburg, South Africa.
The contributors to this volume are : Mr Ramachandra Guha, Dr Tanika Sarkar, Dr Rustom Bharucha, Dr Sumita S Chakravarty, Dr Patricia Uberoi and Dr Amanda Weidman.
Mr Bipender Kumar, who translated this book into Hindi, is a freelance Hindi journalist based in Patna.
1. Cricket aur Jatee: Palwankar Bandhuon ka Shauryapurna Sangharsh
[Cricket and Caste: The Heroic Struggles of Palwanker Brothers]
2.Apni Kitab, Apni Jindagi: 19vi shatabdi ki ek Mahilla ka Atmakatha
[A Book of Her Own, A life of Her Own: The Autobiography Of a 19th Century Woman]
3.Vartman mein Ateet [The Past in the Present]
4.Rastrvadi Pehchan aur Yatharthvadi Saundrya [ National Identity and Realist Aesthetic]
5.Anekta mein Ekta? Bhartiya Calendar art mein Rastriyata ki Duvidha
[Unity in Diversity? Dilemmas of Nationalhood in Indian Calendar Art]
6. Guru evm Garmophone: Nistha aur Adhunik Technology ki Kahani
[Guru and Gramophone: Fantasies of Fidelity and Modern Technologies of the Real]