ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Powerful Critique of Postcolonial Theory

Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital by Vivek Chibber (New Delhi: Navayana Publishing), 2013; pp 306, Rs 450 (paperback).

This is not a book that adds to the admiring literature on postcolonial theory. On the contrary, it is a severe critique of such theorisation and of three thinkers, all Indian and all originating from the earlier stable of subaltern history writing – Ranajit Guha, Dipesh Chakrabarty and Partha Chatterjee. But what do we mean by postcoloniality or postcolonial theory? Why these three thinkers?


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