Nation's Two Bodies: rethinking the idea of ‘new' India and its other

  title={Nation's Two Bodies: rethinking the idea of ‘new' India and its other},
  author={Ravinder Kaur},
  journal={Third World Quarterly},
  pages={603 - 621}
  • R. Kaur
  • Published 30 April 2012
  • Sociology
  • Third World Quarterly
Abstract The idea of a post-1990s re-formed India is shaped by an imaginary of a fractured body of the nation—a ‘new’ nation in tune with the neoliberal desires of a structurally adjusted world and the ‘old’ nation constitutive of superfluous matter in excess of that seductive world. This imaginary is not only etched in popular discourses but also in the policy-making apparatus engaged in the task of creating a global identity for India. Taking the Brand India initiative—promoted by the Indian… 
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