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Identities and incitements
Saurabh Dube

. 2 See, for example, Dube, Stitches on Time and After Conversion . 3 This is to say that just as analytically fatal mistakes surround understandings of hegemony as a closed system of cultural and ideological control by dominant groups so also theoretically grave errors attend the reification of

in Subjects of modernity
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An introduction
Saurabh Dube

have been developed, in conversation with the relevant scholarly literature, in my work over the last decade. Rather than recall and rehearse that theoretical apparatus, allow me only to point to some of those writings: Dube, Stitches on Time ; Saurabh Dube , After Conversion: Cultural Histories of Modern India ( New Delhi : Yoda Press , 2010 ); and Saurabh

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Time and space
Saurabh Dube

fraught linkages underlay critical articulations of modernity, evangelism, and empire. Third and finally, the study explores wide-ranging expressions of community and nation in the wake of conversion. These underscore controversial issues of the “majority” and the “minority,” politics and religion, and the citizen and the convert, especially in independent India. These processes each appear molded by

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Antinomies and enticements
Saurabh Dube

, and I discuss the place of modular assumptions of modernity as shoring up the important, critical work of Habermas in Dube, After Conversion . 26 Considering the active interchange between the “ought” and the “is,” the “ideal” and the “real,” especially in

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An epilogue
Saurabh Dube

indigenous authority and political economy; the containment of fluid borders between field and forest; and the subordination of the Indian economy to North Atlantic cycles of trade, profit-making, and consumption. On the one hand, the systematic destruction of forests, the conversion of commons into property, and the emphasis on increasing land revenue had led to the lineaments of an agrarian order

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Entanglements and ambiguities
Saurabh Dube

and Violence in Colonial Zanzibar ( Bloomington : Indiana University Press , 2011 ); Townsend Middleton , The Demands of Recognition: State Anthropology and Ethnopolitics in Darjeeling ( Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press , 2015 ); and Dube, After Conversion . See also John Comaroff and Jean

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