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Empire and Nation: Selected Essays

by Partha Chatterjee & Nivedita Menon

Partha Chatterjee is one of the world's greatest living theorists on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of nationalism. Beginning in the 1980s, his work, particularly within the context of India,...

The Politics of the Governed: Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World

by Partha Chatterjee

Partha Chatterjee argues that the rise of ethnic or identity politics-particularly in the postcolonial world-is a consequence of new techniques of governmental administration. Using contemporary examples from...

The Black Hole of Empire: History of a Global Practice of Power

by Partha Chatterjee

When Siraj, the ruler of Bengal, overran the British settlement of Calcutta in 1756, he allegedly jailed 146 European prisoners overnight in a cramped prison. Of the group, 123 died of suffocation. While this...