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 5: What is Resistance?
What is Resistance?
Resistance is the hallmark of the political subject. Therefore we have to ask, what is resistance? A psychological or behavioural attribute or is it something else? What is a situation of resistance?
The question also draws the final distinction between Kant, his followers of various types, and Marx—one linking the subjectivation process with the ...