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dc.date.created2015-01-02T13:30:31Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationKuldova, Tereza . Designing an Illusion of India's Future Superpowerdom. Unfamiliar: An Anthropological Journal. 2014, 4(1), 15-22
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10852/43121
dc.description.abstractThe article dissects current utopian visions of future Indian superpowerdom and traces them to underlying convergences between right wing political Hindu nationalism and philanthrocapitalism. By looking at how utopian visions are materialized in the elitist aesthetics of ‘royal chic’ parading on New Delhi’s fashion ramps and in the aesthetics of hypermodern smart cities of the future, the article explores the aesthetic and affective convergence of an imagined economy and (re-)invented traditions. In the problematic terrain of philanthrocapitalism, the ‘factish’ of GDP and the doxa of Indianness have come to form the core of current populist myths. In so doing they produce an illusion of future India that nobody really believes in, yet structures reality and is passionately embraced by many. The article suggests that the problem with such utopian myths is not that they are myths, but rather it is the direction they are pushing in and their consequences which require questioning. The article provides preliminary analysis of, and answers around, this problematic of resonant versus dissonant futures and their imaginaries.en_US
dc.languageEN
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburgh
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 UK: Scotland
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dc.titleDesigning an Illusion of India's Future Superpowerdomen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.creator.authorKuldova, Tereza
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dc.identifier.cristin1189728
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dc.identifier.jtitleUnfamiliar: An Anthropological Journal
dc.identifier.volume4
dc.identifier.issue1
dc.identifier.startpage15
dc.identifier.endpage22
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2218/unfamiliar.v4i1.1097
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:no-47510
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dc.type.peerreviewedPeer reviewed
dc.source.issn2050-778X
dc.identifier.fulltextFulltext https://www.duo.uio.no/bitstream/handle/10852/43121/1/unfamiliar_tk_14-libre.pdf
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