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India that is Bharat: Coloniality, Civilisation, Constitution

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India, That Is Bharat, the first book of a comprehensive trilogy, explores the influence of European 'colonial consciousness' (or 'coloniality'), in particular its religious and racial roots, on Bharat as the successor state to the Indic civilisation and the origins of the Indian Constitution. It lays the foundation for its sequels by covering the period between the Age of Discovery, marked by Christopher Columbus' expedition in 1492, and the reshaping of Bharat through a British-made constitution-the Government of India Act of 1919. This includes international developments leading to the founding of the League of Nations by Western powers that tangibly impacted this journey.

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ISBN 13 978-9354352492
Book Language English
Binding Hardcover
Publishing Year 2021
Total Pages 484
Edition First
Authors
Publishers Bloomsbury India  
Category Politics   Constitutional Law  
Weight 620.00 g
Dimension 20.30 x 25.40 x 4.70

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Further, this work also traces the origins of seemingly universal constructs such as 'toleration', 'secularism' and 'humanism' to Christian political theology. Their subsequent role in subverting the indigenous Indic consciousness through a secularised and universalised Reformation, that is, constitutionalism, is examined. It also puts forth the concept of Middle Eastern coloniality, which preceded its European variant and allies with it in the context of Bharat to advance their shared antipathy towards the Indic worldview. In order to liberate Bharat's distinctive indigeneity, 'decoloniality' is presented as a civilisational imperative in the spheres of nature, religion, culture, history, education, language and, crucially, in the realm of constitutionalism.

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Well researched, a must read for every bhartiya

J Sai Deepak ji is a behemoth when it comes to argument and logic. Always wanted to read this and finally ordered it. Book recieved in good condition with speedy delivery. One recommendation to Garuda books " pls try to keep the price competitive".
Review by - March 07, 2022
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