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Sreenivas, Deepa: Sculpting a Middle Class. History, Masculinity and the Amar Chitra Katha in India. New Delhi: Routledge, 2010. (209 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 978-0-415-56310-9
BibTeX citation key: Sreenivas2010
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Categories: General
Keywords: "Amar Chithra Katha", Adaptation, Gender, Identity, India, Myth, Nationalism, Pai. Anant, Politics, Religion
Creators: Sreenivas
Publisher: Routledge (New Delhi)
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Presents an analysis of the “Amar Chitra Katha” genre, historical comic-books that capture and promote a middle class masculine identity, as culture became the new site for right-wing hegemonic politics in India over the years.

Table of Contents

List of Photographs (vii)

Introduction (1)
1. Comics, Scrolls, Frescos and the ‘Chitra Katha’ (43)
2. History, Personality and a Pedagogy for the Present (82)
3. Disciplinary Nationalism and Masculinity (111)
4. The Liberalisation Years: The Theme of Merit (162)
Conclusion (184)

Bibliography (194)
Index (204)

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