How the Heritage of Postcolonial Studies Thinks Colonialism Today

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak

Abstract


I have been asked to write on the heritage of postcolonial studies. I separated myself from postcolonial studies in A Critique of Postcolonial Reason, published in 1999. I am still separated from it. But “separation” is, of course, a relationship; and there are different kinds of separation. Perhaps this relationship constitutes itself by way of the fact that, in the country of my citizenship, the heritage of the postcolonial is dubious.


Keywords


postcolonialism; politics; Marxism; anthropology; colonization; colonialism; Gayatri Spivak; politics; sociology; literature; postcolonialism; colonial studies;

Full Text:

PDF

References


Ahmed, Manan. 2021. The Loss of Hindustan: the Invention of India. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Ambedkar, Bhimrao Ramji. 2014. Annihilation of Caste: the Annotated Critical Edition. London: Verso.

Bardhan, Pranab. 2018. Durniti Niye Duschinta. Calcutta: Letterpress.

—. 2003. Poverty, Agrarian Structure, and Political Economy in India: Selected Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

—. 1984. Land, Labor, and Rural Poverty: Essays in Development Economics. New York: Columbia University Press.

Desai, Ashwin and Goolam Vahed. 2015. The South African Gandhi: Stretcher-Bearer of Empire. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

Dickinson, Peter. 1974. The Poison Oracle. New York: Pantheon.

Forbes, Jack D. 1993. Africans and Native Americans: The Language of Race and the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples. Urbana: University of Illinois Press.

Gandhi, Mahatma. 1969. Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi. New Delhi, India: Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Glissant, Édouard. (1996) 2020. Introduction to a Poetics of Diversity. Translated by Celia Britton. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press.

Gramsci, Antonio. (1975) 2007. Quaderni del carcere. Edited by Valentino Gerratana. Torino: G. Einaudi.

Guha, Ramachandra. 2013. Gandhi Before India. London: Allen Lane.

MacMillan, Margaret. 2010. War: How Conflict Shaped Us. New York: Random House.

Malik, Sayed Abdul. 1980. Rupabarir Palas. Calcutta: Bijoli Press.

Marx, Karl. (1852) 2010. The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte. In Surveys from Exile: Marx’s

Political Writings (vol. 2), edited by David Fernbach, translated by Ben Fowkes. New York: Verso.

—. 1976. “So-Called Primitive Accumulation.” Capital: A Critique of Political Economy (vol. 1), translated by Ben Fowkes. New York: Penguin.

Marx, Karl and Friedrich Engels. 2017. “Appendix: Prefaces to Various Language Edition.” The Communist Manifesto, translated by Samuel Moore. London: Pluto Press.

Lenin, Vladimir Ilych. 1961. “Draft Theses on Colonial Question.” Collected Works. (Vol. 31). Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing: 145-51.

Nehru, Jawaharlal. 1946. The Discovery of India. New York: John Day.

Seth, Sanjay. 1992. “Lenin’s Reformulation of Marxism: the Colonial Question as a National Question.” History of Political Thought 13 (1): 99-128.

Singh, Khushwant. (1956) 2018. Train to Pakistan. New Delhi: Penguin.

Slate, Nico. 2012. Colored Cosmopolitanism: The Shared Struggle for Freedom in the United States and India. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. 1999. A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

—. 2021. “Law is not Justice.” In Rule of Law: Cases, Strategies, Interpretations, edited by Barbara Faedda, 239-45. Dueville: Ronzani Edizioni Scientifiche.

Teltumbde, Anand. 2018. The Republic of Caste: Thinking Equality in the Time of Neoliberal Hinduism. New Delhi: Navayana.

Wilkerson, Isabel. 2020. Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents. New York: Random House.




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2021%2Fju.v1i1.2309

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


E-ISSN: 2564-2154

In affiliation with: