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'}fis 523

Fall 2013

'Kea(Cings in (Modern Soutfi ^sia: Su6aCtern Studies and^ !?yter

Cyan Prakash

Arising as intervention in Soutli Asian liistoriograpliy, Subaltern Studies has emerged as an influential approach in the study of colonialism and nationalism in regions beyond South Asia and in several disciplines. The purpose of this seminar is to introduce Subaltern Studies scholarship with a view to understanding its historical emergence, its key concepts, its contribution to postcolonial studies, the debates it has generated, and the scholarship that has emerged in its aftermath.

Wee^ 1. (Introduction. Wee^ 2. InteCCectuaC (Bac^grouncC 1: (Marx Karl Marx, Capital, Vol. One Tr. Ben Fowkes (New York: Vintage, 1977) 125-77 270319, 873-940. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, On Colonialism. http://archive.Org/stream/oncolonialism00marxuoft#page/n5/mode/2uD Wee^ 3. InteCCectuaC 'Backgrounds 2: ^ramsci Antonio Gramsci, Selections from the Prison Notebooks ed. And tr. by Quentin Hoare and Geoffrey Nowell Smith (New York: International Publishers., 1971), 44-120 32177. Perry Anderson, 'The Antinomies of Antonio Gramsci", New Left Review, 100 (1977), 580. Ranajit Guha, "Gramsci in India: Homage to a Teacher" in Guha, The Small Voice of History: Collected Essays, (Ranikhet: Permanent Black,'2009), pp. 361-79. Week 4. InteCCectuaC 'Backgrgunci3: ToucauCt Michel Foucault and Paul Rabinow, The Foucault Reader (New York: Pantheon 1984) 169-330. Michel Foucault, Security, Territory, Population. Tr. Graham Burcheil (New York; Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 87-114. Week 5. SuSaCtern Studies: (tfie Su9aCtern as suBject. Ranajit Guha, "On Some aspects of Historiography of Colonial India," Subaltern Studies

1,1-8. "The Prose of Counter-Insurgency," Subaltern Studies II, 1-42. O'Hanlon, Rosalind. "Recovering the Subject: Subaltern Studies and Histories of Resistance in Colonial South Asia," Modern Asian Studies 22,1 (1988), 189-224. Week 6. n^ke Teasant as SuSaCtern: Passages from (Economic iCistory Guha, Ranajit. Elementary Aspects of the Peasant Insurgency in Colonial India (Delhi: Oxford University Press India, 1983), 1-76,109-66, 220-332. Prakash, Gyan. Bonded Histories: Genealogies of Labour Servitude in Colonial India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), 1990, 34-81,140-217.

Week 7. Dominance Witfiout liegemony. CoConiaCism Ranajit Guha, Dominance Without Hegemony: History and Power in Colonial India (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1977), 1-99. Gyan Prakash, Another Reason: Science and the Imagination of Modern India (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999), 17-122. Arnold, David. "Touching the Body: Perspectives on the Indian Plague, 1896-1900," Subaltern Studies V, 55- 90. Week 8. (Dominance Witfiout (hCegemony: l^ationaCism Ranajit Guha, Dominance Without Hegemony: History and Power in Colonial India (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1977), 100-151. Chatterjee, Partha. Nationalist Thought and The Colonial World: A Derivative Discourse? (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1986), 1-35, 85-.166. The Nation and Its Fragments: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories. Princeton: Princeton University Press India, 1993, 3-75,116-134. Gyan Prakash, Another Reason: Science and the Imagination of Modern India (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999), 159-237.

Week. 9- "Peasants ancC (hTationaCism Amin, Shahid. Event, Metaphor, Memory: Chauri Chaura, 1922-1992 (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995). "Gandhi as Mahatma: Gorakhpur District, Eastern UP, 1921-22," Subaltern Studies III, 1-61. Week io.(ReCigion, caste, gender, and ifationaCism Pandey, Gyanendra. The Construction ofCommunalism in Colonial North India. (Delhi: Oxford University Press India, 1990). Selections, 1-65, 109-57, 201-61. Aamir Mufti, "Secularism and Minority: Elements of a Critique," Social Text, 45 (Winter 1995), 75-96. Anupama Rao, The Caste Question (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009),

Visweswaran, Kamla. "Small Speeches, Subaltern Gender: Nationalist Ideology and Its Historiography," Subaltern Studies IX, p. 83-125. Week 11. Su9aCtern Studies and 'PostcoConiaC Criticism Bhabha, Homi, Location of Culture (London: Routledge, 1994). Selections. Ranajit Guha, "Subaltern Studies: Projects for Our Time and Their Convergence," in Gyan Prakash, Subaltern Studies as Postcolonial Criticism," American Historical Review 99 (December 1994), 1475-1490. Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2000), 3-116. Habitations of Modernity (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002), 3-37. Spivak, Gayatri Chakraborty. "Can the Subaltern Speak?" In Marxism and The Interpretation of Culture. Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg, Eds. (London: Macmillan, 1988), 271-313.

Week 12. (After Su9aCtern Studies Ritu Biria, Stages of Capital: Law, Culture and Late Market Governance in Late Colonial India (Durham: Duke University Press, 2009). Selections. Rachel Sturman, The Government of Social Life in Colonial India: Liberalism, Religious Law, and Women's Rights (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012). Selections. Gyan Prakash, Mumbai Fables (Princeton University Press, 2010). Selections. Nikhil Rao, House, but No Garden: Apartment Living in Bombay's Suburbs, 18981964 (Minneapolis: Minnesota University Press, 2013). Karuna Mantena, Alibis of Empire: Henry Maine and the Ends of Liberal Imperialism (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2010). Selections. Shruti Kapila ed. An Intellectual History of India (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Selections.