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Imagining and Encountering the Indian State

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ISBN-10: 384542463X

ISBN-13: 9783845424637

Edition: N/A

Authors: Kenneth Bo Nielsen

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This book examines how the Indian state is encountered and imagined in everyday life among a group of urban middle class youth in Kolkata. Through a detailed and empirically rich ethnographic engagement with the everyday actions and beliefs of ordinary people in relation to the Indian State, the book shows how many Indians regularly loose trust in the institutions that govern them. The book offers a series of lucid accounts of how people frequently encounter the state as an agency and a set of institutions that victimise those who approach it. The result is a crisis of trust in the state among the urban youth studied by Nielsen. This undermining of trust in the state, Kenneth Bo Nielsen…    
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Book details

List price: $84.00
Publisher: Lambert Academic Publishing
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.35" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

Stig Toft Madsen has studied anthropology and sociology. He has taught and researched in universities in Denmark and Sweden; he has also published a book on human rights in South Asia, edited an anthology on the environment and has published widely on other South Asian matters.Kenneth Bo Nielsen is a research fellow at the Centre for Development and the Environment, University of Oslo. An anthropologist by training, he has done intensive fieldwork in West Bengal. He has published articles on social movements and peasantsrsquo; struggles, Hindu nationalism in Denmark, and women in Indian politics.Uwe Skoda is Assistant Professor of South Asian Studies at Aarhus University, Denmark. Educated…