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The Everyday State and Society in Modern India

C J Fuller and Véronique Bénéï, eds
C Hurst & Co (April 2001)

This book focuses on how the large, amorphous and impersonal Indian state affects the everyday lives of its citizens. It argues that state and society merge in the day-to-day lives of most Indians, and the boundary between them is blurred and negotiable according to social context and position. The contributors adopt the position, contrary to that of may others, that most Indians are able actively to comprehend and use the institutions of the state for their own purposes rather than being merely its passive victims.


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