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.  

The Singular Subject

The singular subject

Political subject is formed through political solidarity. And, we have no room to make any mistake, for it is solidarity, which often appears as the subject. How then are we to understand the question of solidarity and singularity?

As we know, anthropologists have examined the concept of solidarity in terms of social bond; Indian studies are replete with that. Anthropologists true ...

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