The need for enemies : a bestiary of political forms

Amid the escalating hostilities of today's world, F.G. Bailey returns to the state of Orissa in the eastern India of the 1950s to consider what held a diverse collection of people together and what drove them apart. The last of Bailey's books about Orissa, The Need for Enemies offers a gro...

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Main Author: Bailey, F. G.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 1998.
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Table of Contents:
  • 1.
  • The Babel Sound of Politics.
  • Antitheses.
  • Animosity and Its Sources.
  • A Plurality of Cultures
  • 2.
  • Bhubaneswar New Capital.
  • The Tented Eatery.
  • Optimism and the Third World.
  • The New Capital.
  • The Framework.
  • Past and Future.
  • Oriya Nationalism.
  • The Coalition.
  • Inconsistencies
  • 3.
  • The Rhetoric of Paternalism.
  • Look to Government.
  • Reserved Seats.
  • Attitudes to Authority.
  • The Royal Style.
  • The Officials.
  • Subaltern Freedoms.
  • The Complexity of Paternalism
  • 4.
  • The Rhetoric of Business.
  • Sharp Practice.
  • Politicians and Public Money.
  • Profit and Preaching.
  • The Iron Foundry Man.
  • Pervasive Improbity
  • 5.
  • The Rhetoric of Struggle.
  • Agitation and Leadership.
  • The Man from Koraput.
  • The Labor Organizer.
  • An Oriya Patriot.
  • The Man from Singhbhum.
  • The Man from Talcher.
  • Tales of Adventure
  • 6.
  • Pragmatism and the Gandhians.
  • Sarvodaya.
  • Land Reform and Local Government.
  • The Gift of a Village.
  • A Modernizing Realist.
  • The Perfect Politician.
  • Retreat into Good Works
  • 7.
  • Disenchantment and Compromise.
  • Enantiodromia.
  • Distance Lends Enchantment.
  • Hard Realities and High Hopes.
  • Moderation and Its Causes.
  • Pragmatism Defined.
  • Four Stages.
  • The Argument.