ISBN : 9780199480180
This book serves as the corridor to one's 'self'. Begun as a humble attempt to trace the performance history of Bengal it has passed through various planes of interrogation, and interpretation, until the notion of nation gained a new life in the performative space. This book has tried to trace the winding path of the emergent emotion of nationhood as it developed as a nuanced image of 'self', thereby locating the beginning of that emotion of national 'self'.
INTRODUCTION: THE DYNAMICS OF EMOTIONAL BOND; Chapter 1 - Inventing Indigeneity: A Storehouse of Collective Memory; Chapter 2 - Birth of a Community of Emotion: Locating the Voice of Swadeshi Public; Chapter 3 - Imagining a Bond: Building of a National 'Self'; Chapter 4 - Hidden Transcript of Resistance: Roots of Nexus between Violence and Nationhood; Chapter 5 - Oppressed 'Self/Selves': The Emotional Roots of Nationalism; Epilogue; BIBLIOGRAPHY; About the Author