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Nation state and cultural memory: The negation and formation of cultural history
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I would like to have some bibliographical references for my new research in Anthropology on the issue of negation and formation of cultural memory and the nation-state.  My ethnographic field is…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John McCreery Jul 25, 2013.

Minorities, nation-state and democracy

Can anyone suggest anything (Book, article or anything)on Minorities, Nation-state and Democracy or Religious Minorities and Nation-state in Pakistan or South Asian Perspective.RegardsSuneel KumarContinue

Started Nov 12, 2012

 

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John McCreery replied to Suneel Kumar's discussion Nation state and cultural memory: The negation and formation of cultural history
"Sounds like a very interesting project. I am sorry that knowing very little at all about Pakistan and its history I have little to offer. I would like to pass on to you though that my friend Carl Dyke is ready to offer a warm welcome at Dead…"
Jul 25, 2013
Suneel Kumar replied to Suneel Kumar's discussion Nation state and cultural memory: The negation and formation of cultural history
"Offcourse John, Renan is quite right in part and parcel. But I would like to look into it in more depth. what I mean that for me it is not only question of what is nation? rather, how nation-state authorize its narrative as the only 'true'…"
Jul 25, 2013
John McCreery replied to Suneel Kumar's discussion Nation state and cultural memory: The negation and formation of cultural history
"Dear Suneei, I wouldn't know which anthropological works to recommend. There is, however, a voluminous literature in history that addresses these topics. Seredipitously, over on Dead Voles, Carl Dyke has just posted the following quote, Carl…"
Jul 25, 2013
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Nation state and cultural memory: The negation and formation of cultural history

I would like to have some bibliographical references for my new research in Anthropology on the issue of negation and formation of cultural memory and the nation-state.  My ethnographic field is Sindh, Pakistan. Putting some context, Sindh has been colonized in 1843, and before this Sindh was independent country. After partition of India in 1947, Sindh becomes the province Pakistan. Pakistan continuing its colonial legacy of concept of nation based on Islamic ideology, erased the cultural…See More
Jul 24, 2013
Suneel Kumar replied to Laurahead's discussion Recommended ethnographies of South Asia in the group South Asian Anthropology
"Here few things on Pakistan; The Politics of Ethnicity in Pakistan: The Baloch, Sindhi and Mohajir ethnic movements Farhan Hanif Siddiqi. by Routledge (Although not ethnography but good one). Religion and Politics in Muslim society: order and…"
May 9, 2013
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Minorities, nation-state and democracy

Can anyone suggest anything (Book, article or anything)on Minorities, Nation-state and Democracy or Religious Minorities and Nation-state in Pakistan or South Asian Perspective.RegardsSuneel KumarSee More
Nov 12, 2012
Suneel Kumar replied to Suneel Kumar's discussion Syllabus and Reading List for Anthropology of South Asia in the group South Asian Anthropology
"Thank you. There are certain themes that I think most important. For Example the making of modern south asia looking at this through pre-colonial, colonial and post colonial perspectives. The second theme, offcourse the politics in South Asia…"
Jun 30, 2012
Matthew Ortiz replied to Suneel Kumar's discussion Syllabus and Reading List for Anthropology of South Asia in the group South Asian Anthropology
"In general anyone studying India should at some time read a version of Ramayana.  It is still key to understanding modern ideologies.   Are you looking for modern ethnographies or historical accounts?  "
Jun 30, 2012
Piers Locke replied to Suneel Kumar's discussion Syllabus and Reading List for Anthropology of South Asia in the group South Asian Anthropology
"Some syllabi available online: http://dart.columbia.edu/southasia/syllabus/index.html A few quick book suggestions: Burghart, R. 1996. The Conditions of Listening: Essays on Religion, History and Politics in South Asia Delhi: Oxford University…"
Jun 29, 2012
Heid Jerstad replied to Suneel Kumar's discussion Syllabus and Reading List for Anthropology of South Asia in the group South Asian Anthropology
"Briefly: Gloria Goodwin, and Ann Grodzins Gold. Listen to the Heron's words. Diane Eck on Ganga David Gellner Resistance and the State: Nepalese experiences. Also Priests, healers, mediums and witches Patricia and Roger Jeffery on medical…"
Jun 29, 2012
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Syllabus and Reading List for Anthropology of South Asia

Can any body suggest, What could be the possible reading list for the Anthropology of South AsiaSee More
Jun 29, 2012
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Dept. of Anthropology & Archaeology, University of Sindh Jamshoro

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