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Community, Gender and Violence: XI
Author: Partha Chatterjee

ISBN: 9780231123150
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 17 March 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.3 x 2.8
"Subaltern Studies" was launched in 1982 under the editorship of Ranajit Guha as a critique of the two dominant approaches to history-writing in South Asia -- the colonialist and the nationalist. Rejecting both approaches as ilitist, "Subaltern Studies" attempted to recover that space of politics where dominated and marginal groups -- the subaltern classes -- had tried to assert their own initiative.

In its early phase, "Subaltern Studies" dealt extensively with the issue of community and violence in the context of peasant uprisings. Once the problems of peasant involvement in the modern politics of the nation were subjected to the same critical scrutiny, complexities in that relationship began to emerge. A new dimension was introduced when gender and national politics came to be taken seriously and in the present volume the whole range of new issues raised by the relations between community, gender and violence are addressed.

The question of women and the nation, especially among minorities, features strongly in this work. Qadri Ismail examines the claims of Tamil nationalism in Sri Lanka from the standpoint of...

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