Construction of Plural Selves in India

  • Papia Sengupta


This chapter discusses the construction of diverse selves in India. It asserts that plurality is the necessary condition for conceptualizing India. Nineteenth-century India was a period during which developed the varied identities that were to shape Indian politics in the future. The chapter presents a scrutiny of construction of plural selves from the perspective of caste, gender, nationality, religion and class.


Swaraj Self-construction Caste Women Religion Subaltern Nationalist 


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  1. 1.Centre for Political StudiesJawaharlal Nehru UniversityNew DelhiIndia

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