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August: Osage County (2013): The movie

The following blurb appears for August: Osage County (2008) (the book) at the Toronto Public Library website: Winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama “A tremendous achievement in American playwriting: a tragicomic populist portrait of a tough land and a tougher people.”— Time Out New York “Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County is what O’Neill would be […]

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Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part (Partha Chatterjee, 2012)

“Modern empire was not an aberrant supplement to the history of modernity but rather its constituent part.” These words are from the preface of The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power (2012) by Partha Chatterjee. What conceptual framework drove the British to establish themselves in Long Branch? The above-noted book […]

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Pankaj Mishra describes the arrival of modernity in South Asia

The arrival of modernity has occurred at different times in different places. Prior to postmodernity, as Burke (2005) has noted, modernity held the stage. Charles Taylor, in Malaise of modernity (1992), highlights the cultural origins of modernity. Theodore Rabb, in The last days of the Renaissance and the path to modernity (2006) also outlines the steps to modernity. With regard to […]