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In its early phase, Subaltern Studies dealt extensively with the issue of community and violence in the context of peasant uprisings. The present volume concentrates on gender and national politics and introduces a wide range of new issues raised by the relations between community, gender and violence.
About the Author
Partha Chatterjee, founding member of the Subaltern Studies editorial collective, is director of the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and visiting professor of anthropology at Columbia University. His books include The Nation and Its Fragments and Nationalist Thought and the Colonial World.Pradeep Jeganathan is McKnight Land-Grant Assistant Professor in the Department of Anthropology and Institute of Global Studies at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
Table of ContentsPreface
1. A Greater Story Writer than God: Gender, Genre and Minority in Late Colonial India, by Aamir R. Mufti
2. A Space for Violence: Anthropology Politics and the Location of Sinhala Practice of Masculinity, by Pradeep Jeganathan
3. Embodying the Self: Feminism Sexual Violence and the Law, by Nivedita Menon
4. Women Marriage and Subordination of Rights, by Flavia Agnes
5. Nationalism Refigured: South Indian Cinema and the Subject of Feminism, by Tejaswini Niranjana
6. Hegemonic Spatial Strategies: The Nation-Space and Hindu Communalism in Twentieth-Century India, by Satish Deshpande
7. Constituting Nation, Contesting Nationalism: The Southern Tamil (Woman) and Separatist Tamil Nationalism in Sri Lanka, by Qadri Ismail
8. Toleration and Historical Traditions of Difference, by David Scott
9. An Afterword on the New Subaltern, by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak