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Forging of Nationhood


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The Forging of Nationhood: The Contest over Citizenship, Ethnicity & History; Citizenship & the Administration of Dominated Populations: The Case of Postcolonial Ecuador; The Spirit of Bolivian Laws: Citizenship, Infamy & Patriarchal Hierarchy; Wrestling with the Connotations of Chinese Minzu; The Return of Keppetipola's Cranium: The Construction of Authenticity in Sri Lankan Nationalism; Women's Place in the Nation: An Early Twentieth Century Indian Debate about the Right to Maidenhood; Inventing Oneself as 'Mu-Luba' in Zaire: State, Citizen, & Ethnic Power in Modernity; From Conquest to Consent as the Basis of State Formation: Reflections on Rwanda; The Story of Three Songs; Illuminations on the Cultural Politics of Thai Citizenship.

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Gyanendra Pandey was Professor of History at the University of Delhi from 1986 to 1998, before moving to his present position as Professor of History and Anthropology at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He is the author of The Ascendancy of the Congress in Uttar Pradesh; The Construction of Communalism in Colonial North India; and Remembering Partition: Violence, Nationalism and History in India; and a founding member of the Subaltern Studies project. He served as a member of the steering committee of SEPHIS (South-South Exchange Programme for Research on the History of Development) from 1995 to 2000. Peter Geschiere taught History and Anthropology at the Free University (Amsterdam), the Erasmus University (Rotterdam) and the EHESS (Paris/Marseille). At present he is Professor of African Anthropology at Leiden University and the University of Amsterdam. His recent publications are The Modernity of Witchcraft: Politics and the Occult in Postcolonial Africa; and (with Birgit Meyer) Globalization and Identity: Dialectics of Flow and Closure. He is member of the steering committee of SEPHIS.

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