Includes bibliographical references (p. -235) and index
Introduction : Imagining institutions, instituting diversity : toward a theory of nation-state formation -- Moving pictures : the Films Division of India and the visual practices of the nation-state -- Marching in time : Republic Day parades and the ritual practices of the nation-state -- Indian darkness : science, development, and the needs discourse of the nation-state -- Cities of hope : steel townships and the spatial practices of the nation-state -- Conclusion : after midnight.
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