If the nation is an imagined community constructed through discourse, then belongingthe feeling of being part of that nation - can only arise when citizens are empowered to enter the discourse and modify it. Linking political science and cultural studies to explore the mutually constitutive role of discourse and institutions, Cultural Citizenship in India argues that citizenship is an ongoing and evolving discursive project. Further, it studies the role of culture and different media in the process of citizen-making by taking postcolonial India as its case study.
Author Lion König (Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford) joins an expert panel to discuss the book and its themes:
Polly O'Hanlon (Oriental Studies, University of Oxford)
Sundas Ali (Politics and Political Sociology, University of Oxford)
This event will be chaired by Peter Frankopan (History, University of Oxford).