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Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories


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This series is concerned with three kinds of intersections or conversations: first, across cultures and regions, an interaction that postcolonial studies have emphasized in their foregrounding of the multiple sites and multi-directional traffic involved in the making of the modern; second, across time, the conversation between a mutually constitutive past and present that occurs in different times and places; and third, between colonial and postcolonial histories, which as theoretical positions have very different perspectives on the first two ‘intersections’ and the questions of intellectual enquiry and expression implied in them. These three kinds of conversations are critical to the making of any present and any history. Thus the new series provides a forum for extending our understanding of core issues of Human society and its self-representation over the centuries.

While focusing on Asia, the series is open to studies of other parts of the world that are sensitive to cross-cultural, cross-chronological and cross-colonial perspectives. The series invites submissions for single-authored and edited books by young as well as established scholars that challenge the limits of inherited disciplinary, chronological and geographical boundaries, even when they focus on a single, well-recognized territory or period.

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Islam and Nationalism in India: South Indian contexts

Islam and Nationalism in India: South Indian contexts

1st Edition

M.T. Ansari
January 22, 2018

Islam in India, as elsewhere, continues to be seen as a remainder in its refusal to "conform" to national and international secular-modern norms. Such a general perception has also had a tremendous impact on the Muslims of the Indian subcontinent, who as individuals and communities have been shaped...

Unarchived Histories: The

Unarchived Histories: The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world

1st Edition

Gyanendra Pandey
October 26, 2017

For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act of archiving is accompanied by a process of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "...

New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India: The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films

New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India: The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films

1st Edition

Anuradha Dingwaney Needham
October 12, 2017

Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter whose work is considered central to New Indian cinema. By closely analysing several of Benegal’s films, this book provides an understanding of India’s post-independence history. The book examines the filmmaker’s focus on women by highlighting his...

Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World

Commodities and Culture in the Colonial World

1st Edition

Supriya Chaudhuri, Josephine McDonagh, Brian H. Murray, Rajeswari Sunder Rajan
August 30, 2017

Commodity, culture and colonialism are intimately related and mutually constitutive. The desire for commodities drove colonial expansion at the same time that colonial expansion fuelled technological invention, created new markets for goods, displaced populations and transformed local and...

A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore: The Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965

A Subaltern History of the Indian Diaspora in Singapore: The Gradual Disappearance of Untouchability 1872-1965

1st Edition

John Solomon
March 31, 2016

Untouchable migrants made up a substantial proportion of Indian labour migration into Singapore in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this period, they were subject to forms of caste prejudice and discrimination that powerfully reinforced their identities as untouchables overseas. Today...

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought: The Radical Unspoken

Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought: The Radical Unspoken

1st Edition

Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh
August 14, 2015

Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence – through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body – across the textual...

Hindi Cinema: Repeating the Subject

Hindi Cinema: Repeating the Subject

1st Edition

Nandini Bhattacharya
August 04, 2015

Hindi Cinema is full of instances of repetition of themes, narratives, plots and characters. By looking at 60 years of Hindi cinema, this book focuses on the phenomenon as a crucial thematic and formal code that is problematic when representing the national and cinematic subject. It reflects on the...

Medical Marginality in South Asia: Situating Subaltern Therapeutics

Medical Marginality in South Asia: Situating Subaltern Therapeutics

1st Edition

David Hardiman, Projit Bihari Mukharji
July 18, 2015

Examining the world of popular healing in South Asia, this book looks at the way that it is marginalised by the state and medical establishment while at the same time being very important in the everyday lives of the poor. It describes and analyses a world of ‘subaltern therapeutics’ that both...

Mixed-Race and Modernity in Colonial India: Changing Concepts of Hybridity Across Empires

Mixed-Race and Modernity in Colonial India: Changing Concepts of Hybridity Across Empires

1st Edition

Adrian Carton
July 18, 2015

Focusing on Portuguese, British and French colonial spaces, this book traces changing concepts of mixed-race identity in early colonial India. Starting in the sixteenth century, it discusses how the emergence of race was always shaped by affiliations based on religion, class, national identity,...

Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and its Diaspora

Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and its Diaspora

1st Edition

Deana Heath, Chandana Mathur
April 12, 2013

Taking as its premise the belief that communalism is not a resurgence of tradition but is instead an inherently modern phenomenon, as well as a product of the fundamental agencies and ideas of modernity, and that globalization is neither a unique nor unprecedented process, this book addresses the...

Subalternity and Difference: Investigations from the North and the South

Subalternity and Difference: Investigations from the North and the South

1st Edition

Gyanendra Pandey
January 15, 2012

Focusing on the idea of difference as a marker of subalternity, this book looks at the ways in which ordinary citizens have sought to present and identify themselves in ways that defy the conventional categorisations of governments and historical experience. Inspired particularly by questions...

Subalternity and Religion: The Prehistory of Dalit Empowerment in South Asia

Subalternity and Religion: The Prehistory of Dalit Empowerment in South Asia

1st Edition

Milind Wakankar
October 07, 2011

This book explores the relationship between mainstream and marginal or subaltern religious practice in the Indian subcontinent, and its entanglement with ideas of nationhood, democracy and equality. With detailed readings of texts from Marathi and Hindi literature and criticism, the book brings...

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