Elite and everyman : the cultural politics of the Indian middle classes

by Baviskar, Amita Ed
Additional authors: Ray, Raka Ed.
Published by : Routledge (New Delhi) Physical details: xii,468p. ISBN:041567798X. Year: 2011 List(s) this item appears in: notions of domesticity
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CONTENTS List of Abbreviations vii Glossary ix Acknowledgements xi 1. Introduction 1 Amita Baviskar and Raka Ray Who are the middle classes? Economy, politics and history 2. The Growth and Sectoral Composition of India's Middle Classes: Their Impact on the Politics of Economic Liberalization 27 E. Sridharan 3. Hegemony and Inequality: Theoretical Reflections on India's 'New' Middle Class 58 Leela Fernandcs 4. The Spectre of Comparisons: Studying the Middle Class of Colonial India 83 San jay Joshi 5. From Landed Class to Middle Class: Rajput Adaptation in Rajasthan 108 Sitsannc Hoebcr Rudolph and Lloyd I. Rudolph 6. Are Rich Rural Jats Middle-class? 140 Roger Jeff cry Pairicia Jeff cry and Craig Jeffrey Being and becoming middle-class: Work, domesticity and consumption 7. Software and the 'New' Middle Class in the New India 167 Carol Upadhy 8.Gender, the IT Revolution and the Making of a Middle-class India 193 Smitha Radhakrishnan 9. The Middle-class Child: Ruminations on Failure 220 Nita Kumar 10. The Middle Classes at Home 246 Seemin Qayum and Raka Ray 11. The Sexual Character of the Indian Middle Class: Sex Surveys, Past and Present 271 Patricia Uberoi 12. Privatization, Profit and the Public: The Consequences of Neoliberal Reforms Working Live 300 Riickim Ganguly-Scrase and Timothy J. Scmse Middle-class politics, citizenship and the public sphere 13. The Obscenity of Censorship: Rethinking a Middle-class Technology 327 William Mazzarella 14. Urban Spaces, Disney-divinity and the Moral Middle Classes in Delhi 364 Sanjay Srivastava 15. Cows, Cars and Cycle-rickshaws: Bourgeois Environmentalists and the Battle for Delhi's Streets 391 Ainita Baviskar Bibliography 4 19 About th.e Editors 451 Notes on Contributors 453 Index 459

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