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Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial

Vinayak Chaturvedi (Editor)

Inspired by Antonio Gramsci’s writings on the history of subaltern classes, the authors in Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial sought to contest the elite histories of Indian nationalists by adopting the paradigm of ‘history from below’. Later on, the project shifted from its social history origins by drawing upon an eclectic group of thinkers that included Edward Said, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Derrida. This book provides a comprehensive balance sheet of the project and its developments, including Ranajit Guha’s original subaltern studies manifesto, Partha Chatterjee, Dipesh Chakrabarty and Gayatri Spivak.

Contents: Introduction. 1. On some aspects of the historiography of colonial India/Ranajit Guha. 2. The nation and its peasants/Partha Chatterjee. 3. Gramsci and peasant subalternity in India/David Arnold. 4. The making of the working class: E.P. Thompson and Indian history/Rajnarayan Chandravarkar. 5. Recovering the subject: Subaltern Studies and histories of resistance in colonial South Asia/Rosalind O Hanlon. 6. Rallying around the subaltern/C.A. Bayly. 7. Moral economists, subalterns, new social movements and the (re) emergence of a post modernized middle peasant/Tom Brass. 8. Writing post-orientalist histories of the Third World: perspectives from Indian historiography/Gyan Prakash. 9. After orientalism: culture, criticism and politics in the Third world/Rosalind O Hanlon and David Washbrook. 10. Can the Subaltern ride? A reply to O Hanlon and washbrook/Gyan Prakash. 11. Orientalism revisited: Saidian frameworks in the writing of modern Indian history/Sumit Sarkar. 12. Radical histories and question of enlightenment rationalism: some recent critiques of Subaltern studies/Dipesh Chakrabarty. 13. Voices from the edge: the struggle to write Subaltern histories/Gyanendra Pandey. 14. The decline of the Subaltern in Subaltern Studies/Sumit Sarkar. 15. The new Subaltern: a silent interview/Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. Appendix. Index.

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Title Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial
Format Hardcover
Date published: 30.03.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Rawat Publications
Language: English
isbn 9788131607466
length 384p.,
Subjects History