Modernity has always laid claim to universal certainty-which meant assigning a different and lesser significance to anything deemed purely local, non-Western, or lacking a universal expression. Focusing on the making of modernity outside the West, eight leading anthropologists, historians, and political theorists explore the production of new forms of politics, sensibility, temporality, and selfhood in locations ranging from nineteenth-century Bengal to contemporary Morocco. _x000B_ _x000B_Contributors: Lila Abu-Lughod, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Partha Chatterjee, Veena Das, Nicholas B. Dirks, Stefania Pandolfo, and Gyan Prakash._x000B_
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