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 8: Towards a Theory of the Constituent Power
Towards a Theory of the Constituent Power
Aquestion should be raised at this point: In the narrative of the emergence of the political subject does all this emphasis on actions, practical things, tactical considerations, experiential wisdom, empiricism, and a pragmatic attitude to life, war, and peace mean that the subject was never theorised, or ...