Selected Subaltern Studies

Paperback | September 1, 1988

EditorRanajit Guha, Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakForeword byEdward Said

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This provocative volume presents the most wide-ranging essays from the first five volumes of Subaltern Studies, along with an introductory essay by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak--the translator of Derrida's Of Grammatology into English--and a foreword by eminent critic Edward W. Said. Addressedto students and scholars throughout the humanities, these essays address what Antonio Gramsci--the founder of the Italian communist party--called the subaltern classes, reexamining well-known historical and political events, such as Gandhi's role in India, from a Marxist perspective. Together, theessays examine aspects of the analysis of domination, with special reference to the critique of imperialism, in an attempt to rectify the elitist bias characteristic of much academic work on India. A ground-breaking work of considerable pedagogical relevance for courses dealing with colonialism andimperialism in literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, and history, Subaltern Studies also features a comprehensive glossary of Indian terms for readers not familiar with Indian history.

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These ten essays culled from the five volumes of 'Subaltern Studies' aim to 'promote a systematic and informed discussion of subaltern themes in the field of South Asian studies, and thus help to rectify the elitist bias characteristic of much reserach and academic work in this particular area.'

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This provocative volume presents the most wide-ranging essays from the first five volumes of Subaltern Studies, along with an introductory essay by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak--the translator of Derrida's Of Grammatology into English--and a foreword by eminent critic Edward W. Said. Addressedto students and scholars throughout the human...

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These ten essays culled from the five volumes of 'Subaltern Studies' aim to 'promote a systematic and informed discussion of subaltern themes in the field of South Asian studies, and thus help to rectify the elitist bias characteristic of much reserach and academic work in this particular area.'

Ranajit Guha is at Australian National University. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is at University of Pittsburgh. Edward Said is at Columbia University.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 5.31 × 8.07 × 0.91 inPublished:September 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Edward Said: ForewordGayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Editor's NoteGayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing HistoriographyI. METHODOLOGYRanajit Guha (Vol. I): PrefaceRanajit Guha (Vol. I): On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial IndiaRanajit Guha (Vol. II): The Prose of Counter-InsurgenceII. FROM MUGHAL TO BRITISHPandey (Vol. III): Encounters and CalamitiesBhadra (Vol. IV): Four Rebels of Eighteen-Fifty-SevenIII. DOMINATION ANALYSIS IN THE PRE-CAPITALIST CONTEXTChakrabarty (Vol. II): Conditions for Knowledge of Working-Class ConditionsIV. NATIONALISM: GANDHI AS SIGNIFIERPandey (Vol. I): Peasant Revolt and Indian NationalismAmin (Vol. III): Gandhi as MahatmaV. DEVELOPING FOUCAULTChatterjee (Vol. II): More on Modes of PowerArnold (Vol. V): Touching the Body: Perspectives on the Indian PlagueGlossary

From Our Editors

These ten essays culled from the five volumes of 'Subaltern Studies' aim to 'promote a systematic and informed discussion of subaltern themes in the field of South Asian studies, and thus help to rectify the elitist bias characteristic of much reserach and academic work in this particular area.'

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"Especially welcome....Will serve the admirable purpose of introducing American students--who are often unfamiliar with this way of looking at history from the bottom upwards!--to an important body of recent research."--Gavin R.G. Hambly, University of Texas at Dallas