"An original and powerful analysis of the emergence of anticolonial nationalism and the postcolonial state. . . . This is not merely a book on nationalism in India with some 'comparative' implications. Instead, it presents the historical case of colonial nationalism to challenge the Eurocentricity of certain basic categories--the nations-state, modernity, and indeed history itself."--Gyan Prakash, Princeton UniversityPartha Chatterjee is the author of 'The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories (Princeton Studies in Culture/Power/History)', published 1993 under ISBN 9780691019437 and ISBN 0691019436.