Dominance without Hegemony: History and Power in Colonial India - Convergences: Inventories of the Present by Ranajit Guha
What is colonialism and what is the colonial state? Rangit Juha points out that the colonial state of South Asia is fundamentally different from the metropolitan bourgeois state it has…
Dominance without Hegemony synopsis
What is colonialism and what is the colonial state? Rangit Juha points out that the colonial state of South Asia is fundamentally different from the metropolitan bourgeois state it has leased. The metropolitan state was dominant in nature, and its claim to hegemony was based on a relationship of power beyond persuasion to oppression.
The colonial state, on the other hand, was not dominant, and its structure of cruelty was very important. In fact, the originality of the colonial state in South Asia lies precisely in this difference: the historical contradiction, it was an authoritarian regime settled in the East by the democracy of the Western world.
It was not possible for this non-dominant country to absorb the colonial civil society for itself. Thus, the colonial state, as its atmosphere in this hard work knows, was paradoxical - hegemonywithout hegemony. Hegemonywithout dominion has a national side as well.
This arose from the structural split between the elite and sub-politics, and the consequent failure of the Indian bourgeoisie to integrate broad areas of people's lives and their awareness of alternative domination. This impasse is discussed in terms of the national project of predicting power through mobilizing the masses and producing alternative history. In both attempts, the elite claimed to speak of people who were formed as a nation and sought to challenge the claims of a foreign regime to represent the colonizer.
The competition between reassuring to power and occupier, and this in essence a competition for hegemony.
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