Sculpting the Middle Class: History, Masculinity and the Amar Chitra Katha, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Sculpting the Middle Class

History, Masculinity and the Amar Chitra Katha, 1st Edition

By Deepa Sreenivas

Routledge India

220 pages

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Description

This book is an analysis of the Amar Chitra Katha genre, historical comic-books that capture and promote a middle class masculine identity, as culture became the new site for right-wing hegemonic politics in India over the last 4 decades of the 20th century.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Amar Chitra Katha: The Scope of The Problem 2. Comics, Scrolls, Frescos and the 'Chitra Katha' 3. History, Personality and a Pedagogy for the Present 4. Disciplinary Nationalism and Masculinity 5. The Liberalisation Years: The Theme of Merit 6. Conclusion

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
CGN007000
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Nonfiction
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
SOC022000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies