Recovering Liberties

Indian Thought in the Age of Liberalism and Empire

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  • 1139200542
  • 9781107013834
  • 9781139200547
  • 9781139199827
One of the world's leading historians examines the great Indian liberal tradition, stretching from Rammohan Roy in the 1820s, through Dadabhai Naoroji in the 1880s to G. K. Gokhale in the 1900s. This powerful new study shows how the ideas of constitutional, and later 'communitarian' liberals influenced, but were also rejected by their opponents and successors, including Nehru, Gandhi, Indian socialists, radical democrats and proponents of Hindu nationalism. Equally, Recovering Liberties contributes to the rapidly developing field of global intellectual history, demonstrating that the ideas we associate with major Western thinkers – Mills, Comte, Spencer and Marx – were received and transformed by Indian intellectuals in the light of their own traditions to demand justice, racial equality and political representation. In doing so, Christopher Bayly throws fresh light on the nature and limitations of European political thought and re-examines the origins of Indian democracy.
  • Cambridge University Press; November 2011
  • ISBN 9781139200547
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  • Title: Recovering Liberties
  • Author: C. A. Bayly
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
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  • 1139200542
  • 9781107013834
  • 9781139200547
  • 9781139199827

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'A fine study of the circulation and transformation of liberal agents, ideas and institutions in India from the 1820s. His extensive bibliography in both Indian and English scholarship will doubtless enable further studies of trans- and inter-culturation, liberalization and the nineteenth century.' Regenia Gagnier, Victorian Studies

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 1139200542
  • 9781107013834
  • 9781139200547
  • 9781139199827