This book is on the political subject, the conditions of its emergence, and the theoretical implications of this emergence, particularly the implications for our history. It seeks to change the way in which we understand our modern political history and the way in which it inquires into life, truth, and collective existence. The book not only marks by dense contentions different and varying histories of turbulent political moments in modern Indian history, but also presents a startling picture of the emergence of the political subject, which has been repeatedly sought to be brought under submission, but has repeatedly emerged as a mark of autonomy and agency in life.
Chapter 10: Empire, Globalisation, and the Subject
Empire, Globalisation, and the Subject
Till now we were studying the emergence of the political subject in the specific historical context of a country. Yet this specific context was also the colonial and post-colonial context, marked as we have seen by several overlaps, recalling as it were a global moment in the history of domination and resistance. We noted ...