Gandhian or Babylonian? : A Study of Images of the Marwari in 1920s-30s Northern India

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  • <論文>「質実剛健」 あるいは 「享楽豪奢」 : 1920—30年代北インドにおけるナショナリズムとマールワーリー・イメージをめぐる一考察

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Abstract

In autobiographies and diaries by prominent Marwari traders, such as Jamnalal Bajaj and G.D. Birla, they represented themselves as very simple and diligent men who had been eagerly supporting the independence movement under the influence of M.K. Gandhi. However, in the special issue of Chand magazine published in November 1929, which featured the Marwaris, they were represented as 'others' and depicted with a totally opposite image, namely fast-living, greedy, stingy, mean, conservative, backward and so on. It shows us not only the Marwari image of 'otherness' defined by the so-called elites in Northern India but also illustrates the antilogy of the elites who themselves were floundering between modernity exemplified by the material realm and tradition embodied in the spiritual realm.

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  • 現代インド研究

    現代インド研究 3 131-151, 2013-02

    人間文化研究機構地域研究推進事業「現代インド地域研究」

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  • CRID
    1390853649769793152
  • NII Article ID
    120005244639
  • NII Book ID
    AA12520400
  • ISSN
    21859833
  • DOI
    10.14989/173743
  • HANDLE
    2433/173743
  • Text Lang
    ja
  • Data Source
    • JaLC
    • IRDB
    • CiNii Articles
    • KAKEN

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