A Different War Dance: State and Class in India 1939–1945

  title={A Different War Dance: State and Class in India 1939–1945},
  author={Indivar Kamtekar},
  journal={Past \& Present},
Much modern history has been written under the influence of imperialism and nationalism. These intoxicants, so often successful in instilling solidarity and pride, have often also blurred our vision in ways easy to identify but difficult to rectify. Two methodological moves, proposed here and attempted in combination, aim to bring into focus some blurred issues within modern Indian history. The first move is a comparison between the activities of state power in India and in Britain during the… Expand
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