Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • "Usable pasts": Rammohun Roy's occidentalism
  • "East Indian" cosmopolitanism: Henry Derozio's Fakeer of Jungheera and the birth of Indian modernity
  • Michael Madhusudan Dutt: the prodigal's progress
  • Bankim Chandra Chatterjee: colonialism and national consciousness in Rajmohan's Wife
  • Subjects to change: gender trouble and women's "authority"
  • Representing Swami Vivekananda
  • Sarojini Naidu: reclaiming a kinship
  • "Home and the world": colonialism and alternativity in Tagore's India
  • Sri Aurobindo and the renaissance in India
  • The "persistent" Mahatma: rereading Gandhi Post-Hindutva
  • Conclusion: usable pasts, possible futures.