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Kumar, Aishwary

Works: 7 works in 12 publications in 1 language and 373 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: DS481.A6, 954.035
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Aishwary Kumar
Radical Equality : Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy by Aishwary Kumar( )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focusing on two foundational thinkers of the twentieth century, M.K. Gandhi and B.R. Ambedkar, this book examines how they radically adapted the secular, humanistic concept of equality to the struggle against empire in the Indian context
The idea of the 'tribal' in British India : law, archive and memory in Santal Parganas by Aishwary Kumar( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poetic nation : Iranian soul and historical continuity by Ahoo Najafian( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation reviews the presence and participation of Shams al-Din Mohammad Hafez Shirazi, the fourteenth century Iranian poet, in the life of a nation who considers him to be the core of her constitution. It looks at self-understandings in the twentieth-century Iran that imagine the Iranian soul traversing through history with unique associations with poetic and mystical traditions, epitomized in the figure of Hafez and unfolded in new understandings of the category of ʻerfan or Iranian Mysticism. The intellectual debates around the topic are saturated with immense political overtones and this study looks at a range of them from Pure Aryanism to Islamism to Communism in the works of And al-Hosay Hazhir, Ahmad Kasravi, and Ayatollah Morteza Motahari on the one hand, and the poetry of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and H. E. Sameh on the other
Dysmorphic sovereignty : colonial railroads, eminent domain, and the rule of law in British India, 1824-1857 by Peter Satyanand Samuels( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation charts the origins of the law of expropriation, or eminent domain, in modern India, to shed historical light on the social conflicts and environmental risks that surround legalized mass dispossession and natural resource extraction there today. It locates the origins of the law in two moments in mid-nineteenth century colonial Bengal: the first, in the 1820s, when a modified version of British domestic expropriation law made its way into Bengal in response to ecological changes that had acted to constrict colonial expansion; and the second, in the late 1840s and early 1850s, when this law was revived and reshaped to meet the East Indian Railway's unprecedented demands for land. It ends with the passage of Act VI of 1857, wherein the Bengal law was generalized to create the first Land Acquisition Act for the whole of British India. The dissertation argues that although many of the mechanisms designed to protect landholders and justify infrastructure projects in Britain were stripped out of the law when it was filtered through the East India Company's uneven, or dysmorphic, conception of its sovereignty, that emphasized the state's prerogatives but downplayed its obligations, the colonial commitment to lawfulness, though sometimes only rhetorical, ensured that these distortions never constituted outright mishandling of the law. Although zamindars (landlords) were better compensated than raiyats (peasants), and Europeans were accorded substantial negotiated settlements but Indians generally had to accept official valuations, compensation was paid and petitions and other forms of supplication from Indians reporting on the indiscretions of railway engineers and contractors were entertained, if rarely acted upon
The ellipsis of touch : Gandhi's unequals by Aishwary Kumar( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gandhi and King : contrasting approaches to nonviolent resistance by Siddhartha Shome( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Visual propaganda, popular culture, and nation-state building in Argentina under peronism (1946-1955) by Iliana Cepero Amador( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation explores the visual program that post-war Peronist Argentina generated and standardized from 1946 to 1955 through the visual and conceptual analysis of the propaganda volume La nación Argentina: justa, libre, soberana (1950), the fourth-grade textbook La Argentina de Perón (Perón's Argentina, 1954), the second-grade schoolbook Ya sé leer (I Already Know How to Read, 1954), and a representative selection of black and white photographs drawn from the Archivo General de la Nación in Buenos Aires. Since Peronist cultural artifacts and its propaganda visual program emerged at the intersection of governmental policies of modernization, the struggle of avant-garde practices to counteract the encroachment of popular culture, and the regime's endeavors to intensify a process of nation-building and at the same time open itself to international markets, this dissertation also examines the cultural and political axes that buttressed Peronism. Peronism basically employed a set of conservative visual strategies, such as the iconographical repertoire of children's literature, and the narrative and visual techniques drawn from 1920s American advertisement, and from cinematic melodrama borrowed from the content of Hollywood-type movie fan magazines. It also appropriated the photographic conventions from both earlier studio photographs--which formally portrayed royalty or Argentinean heroes--, and from press pictures that depicted Argentinean presidents participating in political events. This dissertation demonstrates how Eva and Perón built a successful political empire upon the relationship between public relations, propaganda efforts and visual resources
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