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Subaltern Studies, Volume IX: Writings on South Asian History and Society

Shahid Amin (Editor) Dipesh Chakrabarty (Editor)
Synopsis Ranajit Guha’s opening essay meticulously constructs new pathways in recovering the subalterns of history. Ajay Skaria documents the ambivalent relationship of a forest people with colonial masters. Shail Mayaram takes a disturbingly close look at the nature and memory of genocidal Partition violence directed against the Meos. Kamala Visweswaran deconstructs the category ‘woman’ as deployed in nationalist discourse. Gyan Prakash analyses the ways in which science was compromised in its encounter with things colonial and Indian. Susie Tharu and Tejaswini Niranjana critically evaluate the issues of caste, Hindutva, and recent western-inspired strategies of reproductive choice for women. Vivek Dhareshwar and R. Srivatsan critique for notion of the citizen in modern India by introducing the ‘rowdy-sheeter’ of police records as the law-abiding citizen’s double. In a scathing autobiographical essay Kancha Ilaiah contrasts the life and the world of the Dalitbahujan and the upper castes. David Lloyd offers a reading of the new Irish histories in terms of derived from the subaltern project.
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About the authors

Shahid Amin

Shahid Amin is Professor of History at the University of Delhi. A founding member of the Subaltern Stsudies Collective, Professor Amin has been a Fellow at the Stanford Humanities Center, Shelby Cullom Davies Center, Princeton University and the Institute of Advanced Studies, Berlin, and Visiting Professor at the University of Chicago. Among his publications are Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992 (Delhi and Berkeley, 1995).

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Dipesh Chakrabarty teaches South Asian studies at the University of Chicago.

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Title Subaltern Studies, Volume IX: Writings on South Asian History and Society
Format Softcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 3rd ed.
Language: English
isbn 0195643348
length x+284p., Glossary; Index; 22cm.
Subjects History