- Subject index
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 2: The Impossibility of Settled Rule
The Impossibility of Settled Rule
If in the first chapter we got at least some idea of how the subject emerges, and how death and dialogue as the two options of politics play a crucial role in this emergence, the question now will be, what impact does this process leave on rule, the stability of rule? Hence I want to speak ...