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 7: The Labour of Memory
The Labour of Memory
The earlier section discussed situations that mark the emergence of the political subject. The present section will aim to discuss several positions reflecting on this phenomenon. Here I shall discuss issues, such as memory in the making of the political subject, the role of the political subject in being the ...