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ISBN-13: 9781844676378
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 11/13/2012
Series: Mappings Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vinayak Chaturvedi is a Professor of History at the University of California in Irvine.

Gyan Prakash (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is professor of modern Indian history at Princeton University and a member of the Subaltern Studies Editorial Collective. He is the author of Bonded Histories: Genealogies of Labor Servitude in Colonial India (1990), Another Reason: Science and the Imagination of Modern India (1999) and Mumbai Fables (2010). Professor Prakash edited After Colonialism: Imperial Histories and Postcolonial Displacements (1995) and Noir Urbanisms (2010), codited The Space of the Modern City (2008) and Utopia/Dystopia (2010), and has written a number of articles on colonialism and history writing. He is currently working on a history of the city of Bombay. With Robert Tignor, he introduced the modern world history course at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Introduction Vinayak Chaturuedi vii

1 On Some Aspects of the Historiography of Colonial India Ranajit Guha 1

2 The Nation and Its Peasants Partha Chatterjee 8

3 Gramsci and Peasant Subalternity in India David Arnold 24

4 'The Making of the Working Class': E. P. Thompson and Indian History Rnjnarayan Chandavarkar 50

5 Recovering the Subject: Subaltern Studies and Histories of Resistance in Colonial South Asia Rosalind O'Hanlon 72

6 Rallying Around the Subaltern C.A. Bayly 116

7 Moral Economists, Subalterns, New Social Movements and the (Re-) Emergence of a (Post-) Modernized (Middle) Peasant Tom Brass 127

8 Writing Post-Orientalist Histories of the Third World: Perspectives from Indian Historiography Gyan Prakash 163

9 After Orientalism: Culture, Criticism and Politics in the Third World Rosalind O'Hanlon David Washbrook 191

10 Can the 'Subaltern' Ride? A Reply to O'Hanlon and Washbrook Gyan Prakash 220

11 Orientalism Revisited: Saidian Frameworks in the Writing of Modern Indian History Sumit Sarkar 239

12 Radical Histories and Question of Enlightenment Rationalism: Some Recent Critiques of Subaltern Studies Dipesh Chakrabarty 256

13 Voices from the Edge: The Struggle to Write Subaltern Histories Gyanendra Pandey 281

14 The Decline of the Subaltern in Subaltern Studies Sumit Sarkar 300

15 The New Subaltern: A Silent Interview Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 324

Appendix: Select Bibliography 341

Acknowledgements 350

Index 351

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