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Race and the Rise of Indian Nationalism

In part this topic overlaps with the earlier one on Orientalism and Aryanism, but is concerned with how and why (some) Indians in the 19th and early 20th centuries came to adopt and develop a race ideology and identity of their own. Sinha’s book on Colonial Masculinity [77] offers some answers as do the articles by Rosselli on ‘The self-image of effeteness’ [75] and my malaria article (‘An ancient race outworn’) [24]. The more recent growth of Aryanism is to be seen in the Kaiwar and Mazumdar volume (especially the Introduction) [50], in Kapila’s recent essay [51] and in Leopold’s 1974 article [55].