Midterm 1 - A. Discuss the ways in which the "idea of...

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A. Discuss the ways in which the “idea of India” has succeeded and/or failed. Be sure, in the process, to explain your definition of the “idea of India.” Address specific, supporting ideas and examples from the readings and lectures as much as possible. 1) Idea of India a. Past necessary to define i. British colonization and cultural fusion 1. colonial land settlements a. Gave the first form of wealth in India to very few people. b. “The colonial land settlements. ..which assigned ownership to local grandees in return for rents paid. ..had established the power, notionally and usually in practice, of the rentier notables.” Khilnani 66 ii. Partition with Independence in 1947 1. Tradition or Modernity? a. “The separation of tradition and modernity may arise from. ..those attributes associated with [the dominant class’] subjection of others. The mirror image of others as the opposite of oneself becomes an element in civilizational, national, and personal esteem.” Rudolph 9
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