search
Log In
Quick search syntax
tags tag:apple
author user:martin
title title:apple
content content:apple
exclude -tag:apple
force match +apple
views views:100
score score:10
answers answers:2
is accepted isaccepted:true
is closed isclosed:true
0 votes
42 views

The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question.

I have elaborated $\dots$ a framework for analyzing the contradictory pulls on [Indian] nationalist ideology in its struggle against the dominance of colonialism and the resolution it offered to those contradictions. Briefly, this resolution was built around a separation of the domain of culture into two spheres – the material and the spiritual. It was in the material sphere that the claims of Western civilization were the most powerful. Science, technology, rational forms of economic organization, modern methods of statecraft – these had given to European countries the strength to subjugate the non-European people $\dots$ To overcome this domination, the colonized people had to learn those superior techniques of organizing material life and incorporate them within their own cultures $\dots$ But this could not mean the imitation of the West in every aspect of life, for then the very distinction between the West and the East would vanish – the self-identity of national culture would itself be threatened $\dots$

The discourse of nationalism shows that the material/spiritual distinction was condensed into an analogous, but ideologically far more powerful, dichotomy: that between the outer and the inner $\dots$ Applying the inner/outer distinction to the matter of concrete day-to-day living separates the social space into ghar and bahir, the home and the world. The world is the external, the domain of the material; the home represents one’s inner spiritual self, one’s true identity. The world is a treacherous terrain of the pursuit of material interests, where practical considerations reign supreme. It is also typically the domain of the male. The home in its essence must remain unaffected by the profane activities of the material world – and women is its representation. And so one gets an identification of social roles by gender to correspond with the separation of the social space into ghar and bahir $\dots$

The colonial situation, and the ideological response of nationalism to the critique of Indian tradition, introduced an entirely new substance to [these dichotomies] and effected their transformation. The material/spiritual dichotomy, to which the terms world and home corresponded, had acquired $\dots$ a very special significance in the nationalist mind. The world was where the European power had challenged the non-European peoples and, by virtue of its superior material culture, had subjugated them. But, the nationalists asserted, it had failed to colonize the inner, essential, identity of the East which lay in its distinctive, and superior, spiritual culture $\dots$ [I]n the entire phase of the national struggle, the crucial need was to protect, preserve and strengthen the inner core of the national culture, its spiritual essence $\dots$

Once we match this new meaning of the home/world dichotomy with the identification of social roles by gender, we get the ideological framework within which nationalism answered the women’s question. It would be a grave error to see in this, as liberals are apt to in their despair at the many marks of social conservatism in nationalist practice, a total rejection of the West. Quite the contrary: the nationalist paradigm in fact supplied an ideological principle of selection. 

Which one of the following explains the “contradictory pulls” on Indian nationalism?

  1. Despite its scientific and technological inferiority, Indian nationalism had to fight against colonial domination.
  2. Despite its fight against colonial domination, Indian nationalism had to borrow from the coloniser in the material sphere.
  3. Despite its spiritual superiority, Indian nationalism had to fight against colonial domination.
  4. Despite its fight against colonial domination, Indian nationalism had to borrow from the coloniser in the spiritual sphere.
in English Language 2.7k points 5 79 342
retagged by
42 views

Please log in or register to answer this question.

Answer:

Related questions

0 votes
0 answers
1
48 views
The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. It has been said that knowledge, or the problem of knowledge, is the scandal of philosophy. The scandal is philosophy's apparent inability to show how, when ... of reality cannot be merged with our process of conceiving it. Our knowledge of reality floats above our subjective perception of it.
asked Jan 20 in English Language soujanyareddy13 2.7k points 5 79 342 48 views
0 votes
0 answers
2
37 views
The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. It has been said that knowledge, or the problem of knowledge, is the scandal of philosophy. The scandal is philosophy's apparent inability to show how, when ... ideas or descriptions. The confidence with which we maintain something to be true is usually independent of the source of the alleged truth.
asked Jan 20 in English Language soujanyareddy13 2.7k points 5 79 342 37 views
0 votes
0 answers
3
39 views
The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. It has been said that knowledge, or the problem of knowledge, is the scandal of philosophy. The scandal is philosophy's apparent inability to show how, when and why we can be ... to support them. All of the options listed here. How we come to hold them; how widely they are held in our social circles.
asked Jan 20 in English Language soujanyareddy13 2.7k points 5 79 342 39 views
0 votes
0 answers
4
35 views
The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. It has been said that knowledge, or the problem of knowledge, is the scandal of philosophy. The scandal is philosophy's apparent inability to show how, when ... of a reality that is independent of the knower. philosophers maintain that the scandal of philosophy should be of concern to everyone.
asked Jan 20 in English Language soujanyareddy13 2.7k points 5 79 342 35 views
0 votes
0 answers
5
40 views
The passage below is accompanied by a set of questions. Choose the best answer to each question. I have elaborated $\dots$ a framework for analyzing the contradictory pulls on [Indian] nationalist ideology in its struggle against the dominance of ... /outer dichotomy. represented a continuation of age-old oppositions in Indian culture. constituted the premise of the ghar/bahir dichotomy.
asked Jan 20 in English Language soujanyareddy13 2.7k points 5 79 342 40 views
...