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 9: Possibilities of our Trans-National Citizenship
Possibilities of our Trans-National Citizenship
Readers of this book will notice that in this account of the political subject there has been hardly any mention of the citizen. We had of course explained in the introduction why this book takes up as its principal theme of investigation the figure of the political subject, and why the legal-political concept of ...