The Unhappy Consciousness: Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay and the Formation of Nationalist Discourse in India

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Oxford University Press, 1998 - History - 194 pages
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This book re-evaluates the work of one of the most interesting and gifted of the early Indian nationalists, Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay. Sudipta Kaviraj rejects the traditional view that Bankim was a conservative, arguing rather that we require a different and more complex description of the historical significance of his art.

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Sudipta Kaviraj is at University of London.

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