By Partha Chatterjee,Nivedita Menon
Partha Chatterjee is likely one of the world's maximum dwelling theorists at the political, cultural, and highbrow background of nationalism. starting within the Nineteen Eighties, his paintings, fairly in the context of India, has served because the starting place for subaltern stories, a space of scholarship he keeps to develop.
In this assortment, English-speaking readers are eventually in a position to adventure the breadth and substance of Chatterjee's wide-ranging idea. His provocative essays learn the phenomenon of postcolonial democracy and determine the parameters for study in subaltern politics. They comprise an early engagement with agrarian politics and Chatterjee's great booklet stories and journalism. choices contain one never-before-published essay, "A Tribute to the Master," which considers via a ridicule retelling of an episode from the vintage Sanskrit epic, The Mahabharata, a deep obstacle within the research of postcolonial historical past, and a number of other Bengali essays, now translated into English for the 1st time. An creation through Nivedita Menon provides worthwhile context and intensity, critiquing Chatterjee's principles and their effect on modern political thought.
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Empire and Nation: Selected Essays by Partha Chatterjee,Nivedita Menon