ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Beyond Colonial Crumbs-Cambridge School, Identity Politics and Dravidian Movement(s)

Cambridge School, Identity Politics and Dravidian Movement(s) MSS Pandian Cambridge historiography has claimed that politics in India is constituted by factions formed vertically through patron- client nexuses and are motivated by narrow economic and short-term power interests. It conflates the biography of the coercive colonial state and its Indian elite collaborators as the history of colonial India, In this article the author develops a critique of the Cambridge school by expanding the gamut of the political so as to include the mobilisation of alternative public spaces by the subalterns of the dravidian movement.

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