Contemporary Identity Of Chettinad Houses In Tamilnadu

This proposal examines the production of visually striking/brilliant palatial houses built by the chettiars during the colonial era between 1860 and 1930 as a result of industrial capitalism. I primarily look upon the elaborately painted ornamental houses that bureaucrats as a statement of social achievement, by using the method from history and ethnography. In addition … Read more

The Nation-State Is An Outmoded Concept

So deeply ingrained is the tendency to funnel society into the mold prepared for it by the nation-state that we cannot conceive of societies except as thoroughly congruent with the state, as if the teleology of all social entities were the state. (Said 1994: 350) This truism constitutes a succinct expression of the pre-eminence of … Read more

An Inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations

The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniencies of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations. According, therefore, as this produce, or what … Read more