Imagining India in Discourse

Meaning, Power, Structure

  • Mohan Jyoti Dutta

Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
    Pages 1-23
  3. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
    Pages 25-55
  4. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
    Pages 57-81
  5. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
    Pages 137-156
  6. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
    Pages 157-176
  7. Mohan Jyoti Dutta
    Pages 177-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 199-215

About this book


The economic liberalization of India, changes in global structures, and the rapid emergence of India on the global landscape have been accompanied by the dramatic rise in popular, public, and elite discourses that offer the promise to imagine India. Written mostly in the future tense, these discourses conceive of India through specific frames of global change and simultaneously offer prescriptive suggestions for the pathways to fulfilling the vision.  Both as summary accounts of the shifts taking place in India and in the relationships of India with other global actors as well as roadmaps for the immediate and longer term directions for India, these discourses offer meaningful entry points into elite imaginations of India. Engaging these imaginations creates a framework for understanding the tropes that are mobilized in support of specific policy formulations in economic, political, cultural, and social spheres.  Connecting meanings within networks of power and structure help make sense of the symbolic articulations of India within material relationships.


Civil Society Communication Theory Culture-Centered Approach Discourses of Liberalization Market Logics Political Economy Poverty in Healthcare

Authors and affiliations

  • Mohan Jyoti Dutta
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Culture-Centered Approach to Research and EvaluationNational University of SingaporeSingaporeSingapore

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-3049-9
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-3051-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2367-4024
  • Series Online ISSN 2367-4032
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