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A Subaltern studies reader, 1986-1995

Author: Ranajit Guha
Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Subaltern Studies Collective, founded in 1982, was begun with the goal of developing a new critique of both colonialist and nationalist perspectives in the historiography of colonized countries. Its most famous members{u2014}Gayatri Spivak, Partha Chatterjee, and others{u2014}were instrumental in establishing the discipline best known as postcolonial studies. A selection of the definitive and most influential
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ranajit Guha
ISBN: 0816627584 9780816627585 0816627592 9780816627592
OCLC Number: 36768095
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxii, 303 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: In defense of the fragment: writing about Hindu-Muslim riots in India today / Gyanendra Pandey --
Chandra's death / Ranajit Guha --
The mentality of subalternity: Kantanama or Rajdharma / Gautam Bhadra --
Origins and transformations of the Devi / David Hardiman --
The colonial prison: power, knowledge, and penology in nineteenth-century India / David Arnold --
Remembering Chauri Chaura: notes from historical fieldwork / Shahid Amin --
The nation and its women / Partha Chatterjee --
Postcoloniality and the artifice of history: who speaks for "Indian" pasts? / Dipesh Chakrabarty.
Responsibility: Ranajit Guha, editor.

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These essays chart the course of subaltern history from an early concentration on peasant revolts and popular insurgency to an engagement with the more complex processes of domination and  Read more...

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