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Chakrabarty, Dipesh

Works: 100 works in 239 publications in 6 languages and 4,090 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Biography  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, wpr, Contributor, Interviewee
Classifications: D13.5.E85, 901
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dipesh Chakrabarty
Provincializing Europe : postcolonial thought and historical difference by Dipesh Chakrabarty( )

58 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 2000, Dipesh Chakrabarty's influential Provincializing Europe addresses the mythical figure of Europe that is often taken to be the original site of modernity in many histories of capitalist transition in non-Western countries. This imaginary Europe, Dipesh Chakrabarty argues, is built into the social sciences. The very idea of historicizing carries with it some peculiarly European assumptions about disenchanted space, secular time, and sovereignty. Measured against such mythical standard, capitalist transition in the third world has often seemed either incomplete or lacking. Provincializing Europe proposes that every case of transition to capitalism is a case of translation as well - a translation of existing worlds and their thought-categories into the categories and self-understandings of capitalist modernity. Now featuring a new preface in which Chakrabarty responds to his critics, this book globalizes European thought by exploring how many it may be renewed both for and from the margins. -- from back cover
Rethinking working-class history : Bengal, 1890-1940 by Dipesh Chakrabarty( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study combines a history of the jute-mill workers of Calcutta with a look at labour history in Marxist scholarship. The text examines the milieu of the jute-mill workers and the way it influenced their capacity for class solidarity and "revolutionary" action from 1890 to 1940
Habitations of modernity : essays in the wake of subaltern studies by Dipesh Chakrabarty( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The calling of history : Sir Jadunath Sarkar and his empire of truth by Dipesh Chakrabarty( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features a leading scholar in early twentieth-century India, Sir Jadunath Sarkar (1870-1958) was knighted in 1929 and became the first Indian historian to gain honorary membership in the American Historical Association. By the end of his lifetime, however, he had been marginalized by the Indian history establishment, as postcolonial historians embraced alternative approaches in the name of democracy and anti-colonialism. 'The Calling of History' examines Sarkar's career - and poignant obsolescence - as a way in to larger questions about the discipline of history and its public life. Through close readings of more than twelve hundred letters to and from Sarkar along with other archival documents, Dipesh Chakrabarty demonstrates that historians in colonial India formulated the basic concepts and practices of the field via vigorous - and at times bitter and hurtful-debates in the public sphere. He furthermore shows that because of its non-technical nature, the discipline as a whole remains susceptible to pressure from both the public and the academy even today.0Methodological debates and the changing reputations of scholars like Sarkar, he argues, must therefore be understood within the specific contexts in which particular histories are written. Insightful and with far-reaching implications for all historians, The Calling of History offers a valuable look at the double life of history and how tensions between its public and private sides played out in a major scholar's career
From the colonial to the postcolonial : India and Pakistan in transition by Dipesh Chakrabarty( Book )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributed articles presented in a conference organized at the University of Chicago in April 2005
Historical teleologies in the modern world( Book )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Historical Teleologies in the Modern World tracks the fragmentation and proliferation of teleological understandings of history--the notion that history had to be explained as a goal-directed process--in Europe and beyond throughout the 19th and into the 20th century. Historical teleologies have profoundly informed a variety of other disciplines, including modern philosophy, natural history, literature, humanitarian and religious philanthropism, the political thought and practice of revolution, emancipation, imperialism, colonialism and anti-colonialism, the conceptualization of universal humankind, and the understanding of modernity in general. By exploring the extension and plurality of historical teleology, the essays in this volume revise the history of historicity in the modern period. Historical Teleologies in the Modern World casts doubt on the idea that a single, if powerful, conception of time could function as the unifying principle of all modern historicity, instead pursuing an investigation of the plurality of modern historicities and its underlying structures. By bringing together Western and non-Western histories, this book provides the first extended treatment of the idea of historical teleology. It will be of great value to students and scholars of modern global and intellectual history"--Publisher's website
Provincialiser l'Europe : la pensée postcoloniale et la différence historique by Dipesh Chakrabarty( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europa als Provinz : Perspektiven postkolonialer Geschichtsschreibung by Dipesh Chakrabarty( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De l'univers clos au monde infini( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

KlimaKulturen : soziale Wirklichkeiten im Klimawandel by Ulrich Battis( )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HauptbeschreibungViel zu lange glaubte man, für die Erforschung des Klimawandels seien ausschließlich Meteorologen, Meereskundler und Gletscherforscher zuständig. Doch die Klimaerwärmung konfrontiert Menschen, Kulturen und Gesellschaften mit neuen und in ihrer Tragweite noch kaum begriffenen Herausforderungen. Deren Bewältigung stellt nicht nur eine technologische, sondern auch eine kulturelle Aufgabe dar -sie betrifft den Lebensstil ebenso wie Fantasie und Erfindungsgabe. Die Kulturwissenschaften haben hier die wichtige Funktion, die Befunde der Klimaforschung in ihrer sozialen Dimension ei
Al margen de Europa : pensamiento poscolonial y diferencia histórica by Dipesh Chakrabarty( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Las intersecciones históricas y culturales entre Oriente y Occidente han generado múltiples paradojas. La primera de ellas es que, aunque el humanismo ilustrado europeo predicó en los siglos XVIII y XIX una serie de conceptos hoy indispensables para pensar la modernidad política (ciudadanía, Estado, sociedad civil, esfera pública, igualdad ante la ley o soberanía popular), en realidad no los aplicó en los territorios africanos y asiáticos que Europa colonizaba. La segunda paradoja es que el espíritu racionalista y liberal europeo alentó los movimientos insurgentes que propiciaron la libertad de las colonias. Y tercera paradoja: Europa no sólo colonizó tierras, sino también sistemas de pensamiento, y la razón europea ha tendido a considerarse como la razón universal, convirtiendo a la vez otras lógicas y sistemas filosóficos en simples objetos de estudio histórico y académico. Dipesh Chakrabarty nos lanza en este absorbente ensayo un desafío: aceptar que tras la rica tradición filosófica expresada en sánscrito, persa o árabe hay algo más que letra muerta, que, al margen de Europa, también existe un pensamiento crítico y práctico, capaz de explicar la realidad y de transformarla tanto como la filosofía occidental. Hace tiempo que Europa es una provincia más en el mundo económico globalizado; quizá sea hora también de que deje de situarse en el centro de los estudios culturales y sociales
Subaltern studies : writings on South Asian history and society by Ranajit Guha( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ranajit Guha, b. 1923, Indian Marxist historian and the founder of the Subaltern studies journal; contributed articles
El humanismo en la era de la globlización ; La descolonización y las políticas culturales by Dipesh Chakrabarty( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alltag, Erfahrung, Eigensinn : Historisch-anthropologische Erkundungen( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in German and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Subaltern studies : writings on South Asian history and society. 9( Book )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public Life of History( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This special issue of 'Public Culture' explores the tension and the challenges raised by the interaction of history with the domains of public life, including politics, the law, and the media. It focuses specifically on situations where a social compact has been reshaped based on the revaluation of historical wounds such as those inflicted in South African apartheid and in the Holocaust. The politics of recognition has challenged historical research to serve public ends, invoking the past as the site of the original slight and calling for redress in the present. Gathering scholars involved in prominent debates regarding the shifting expectations of the rule of history, this special issue is a sustained engagement with historical experience, public discussion, and historical truth in a variety of global sites
The ambiguous allure of the west : traces of the colonial in Thailand by Peter A Jackson( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book brings studies of modern Thai history and culture into dialogue with debates in comparative intellectual history, Asian cultural studies, and postcolonial studies. It takes Thai Studies in new directions through case studies of the cultural hybridity and ambivalences that have emerged from the manifold interactions between Siam/Thailand and the West from 1850 to the present day
Mapping Subaltern Studies by David Arnold( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmopolitanism( Book )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<DIV>Fourth volume of the Millennial Quartet.</div>
Postcolonial economies by Eiman Zein-Elabdin( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Postcolonial approaches to understanding economies are of increasing academic and political significance. This book provides a space for nascent debates about postcolonialism and its treatment of 'the economic' and brings together scholars in a range of disciplines, including Geography, Economics, Development Studies, History, and Women's Studies
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Provincializing Europe : postcolonial thought and historical difference
Rethinking working-class history : Bengal, 1890-1940Habitations of modernity : essays in the wake of subaltern studiesFrom the colonial to the postcolonial : India and Pakistan in transitionSubaltern studies : writings on South Asian history and societySubaltern studies : writings on South Asian history and society. 9Public Life of HistoryCosmopolitanism
Alternative Names
Cakrabartī, Dīpeśa

Chakrabarty, Dipesh

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Dipesh Chakrabarty 1948-....

Dipesh Chakrabarty Bengali historian

Dipesh Chakrabarty Indiaas auteur

Dipesh Chakrabarty indischer Historiker

দীপেশ চক্রবর্তী

차크라바르티, 디페시 1948-