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Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

Series Editor: Gyanendra Pandey

This series is concerned with three kinds of intersections or conversations: first, across cultures and regions, an interaction that postcolonial studies have emphasized in their foregrounding of the multiple sites and multi-directional traffic involved in the making of the modern; second, across time, the conversation between a mutually constitutive past and present that occurs in different times and places; and third, between colonial and postcolonial histories, which as theoretical positions have very different perspectives on the first two ‘intersections’ and the questions of intellectual enquiry and expression implied in them. These three kinds of conversations are critical to the making of any present and any history. Thus the new series provides a forum for extending our understanding of core issues of Human society and its self-representation over the centuries.

While focusing on Asia, the series is open to studies of other parts of the world that are sensitive to cross-cultural, cross-chronological and cross-colonial perspectives. The series invites submissions for single-authored and edited books by young as well as established scholars that challenge the limits of inherited disciplinary, chronological and geographical boundaries, even when they focus on a single, well-recognized territory or period.

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  1. Unarchived Histories

    The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    For some time now, scholars have recognized the archive less as a neutral repository of documents of the past, and rather more as a politically interested representation of it, and recognized that the very act of archiving is accompanied by a process of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "...

    Published December 24th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Silence in Middle Eastern and Western Thought

    The Radical Unspoken

    By Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Presenting an engaging reflection on the work of prominent modern Iranian literary artists in exchange with contemporary Continental literary criticism and philosophy, this book tracks the idea of silence – through the prism of poetics, dreaming, movement, and the body – across the textual...

    Published July 18th 2013 by Routledge

  3. New Indian Cinema in Post-Independence India

    The Cultural Work of Shyam Benegal’s Films

    By Anuradha Dingwaney Needham

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Shyam Benegal is an Indian director and screenwriter whose work is considered central to New Indian cinema. By closely analysing several of Benegal’s films, this book provides an understanding of India’s post-independence history. The book examines the filmmaker’s focus on women by highlighting his...

    Published June 13th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Communalism and Globalization in South Asia and its Diaspora

    Edited by Deana Heath, Chandana Mathur

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Taking as its premise the belief that communalism is not a resurgence of tradition but is instead an inherently modern phenomenon, as well as a product of the fundamental agencies and ideas of modernity, and that globalization is neither a unique nor unprecedented process, this book addresses the...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Hindi Cinema

    Repeating the Subject

    By Nandini Bhattacharya

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Hindi Cinema is full of instances of repetition of themes, narratives, plots and characters. By looking at 60 years of Hindi cinema, this book focuses on the phenomenon as a crucial thematic and formal code that is problematic when representing the national and cinematic subject. It reflects on the...

    Published October 16th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Medical Marginality in South Asia

    Situating Subaltern Therapeutics

    Edited by David Hardiman, Projit Bihari Mukharji

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Examining the world of popular healing in South Asia, this book looks at the way that it is marginalised by the state and medical establishment while at the same time being very important in the everyday lives of the poor. It describes and analyses a world of ‘subaltern therapeutics’ that both...

    Published June 21st 2012 by Routledge

  7. Mixed-Race and Modernity in Colonial India

    Changing Concepts of Hybridity Across Empires

    By Adrian Carton

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Focusing on Portuguese, British and French colonial spaces, this book traces changing concepts of mixed-race identity in early colonial India. Starting in the sixteenth century, it discusses how the emergence of race was always shaped by affiliations based on religion, class, national identity,...

    Published May 1st 2012 by Routledge

  8. Subalternity and Difference

    Investigations from the North and the South

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Focusing on the idea of difference as a marker of subalternity, this book looks at the ways in which ordinary citizens have sought to present and identify themselves in ways that defy the conventional categorisations of governments and historical experience. Inspired particularly by questions...

    Published January 15th 2012 by Routledge

  9. Subalternity and Religion

    The Prehistory of Dalit Empowerment in South Asia

    By Milind Wakankar

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    This book explores the relationship between mainstream and marginal or subaltern religious practice in the Indian subcontinent, and its entanglement with ideas of nationhood, democracy and equality. With detailed readings of texts from Marathi and Hindi literature and criticism, the book brings...

    Published October 7th 2011 by Routledge

  10. Subaltern Citizens and their Histories

    Investigations from India and the USA

    Edited by Gyanendra Pandey

    Series: Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories

    Deploying the provocative idea of the ‘subaltern citizen’, this book raises fundamental questions about subalternity and difference, dominance and subordination, in India and the United States. In contrast to other writings on subordinated and marginalized people, the essays presented here devote...

    Published June 10th 2010 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. Transitions in Indian Nationalism
    By Shail Mayaram
    To Be Published November 29th 2015

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