Jan 4 - Sachidananda Mohanty’s new book released by Routledge

Routledge has released Prof Sachidananda Mohanty’s new book ‘Cosmopolitan Modernity in Early Twentieth Century India’.


The book looks through the prism of key tropes such as Travel, Friendship, Art, Mysticism and Politics in order to understand the meaning of cosmopolitanism and cultural citizenship in the contemporary world. Forgotten narratives of early 20th Century are brought in to offer a fresh understanding of the idea of ‘the global modern’.


Interdisciplinary in substance and style, covering Literature, History, Ethnography and Politics, the volume examines the cosmopolitanism of James Cousins, Paul Richard, Dilip Kumar Roy, Ananda Coomaraswamy, Sri Aurobindo and Taraknath Das. Using rare archival material and photographs, it interrogates the idea of tradition and modernity, local and global, self and the world—central to understanding a cosmopolitan world order.


The book will be of interest to students and scholars in the fields of English and Comparative Literature, History, Politics, Philosophy, Media, Cultural and Communication Studies,


Sachidananda Mohanty

Cosmopolitan Modernity in Early Twentieth Century India

Routledge India Originals, 2015.



(Report by GSP Rao,  Jan 4, 2015)


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