Marxism, Orientalism, and the Subaltern: Adaptations of Marxist Thought by the Subaltern Studies Field

By William Tithecott IN THE YEARS following the 1980s, Marxist thought and its relevance to India has been discussed and disseminated by numerous Indian intellectuals. These scholars would reject many of Marxism’s conventional tenants, notably the socialist master-narrative, and, as Dipesh Chakrabarty has suggested, the possibility of forming arguments that traverse East-West boundaries.[1] “To be … Continue reading Marxism, Orientalism, and the Subaltern: Adaptations of Marxist Thought by the Subaltern Studies Field