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Published: 19 May 1988

448 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195052893

Bookseller Code (04)

Selected Subaltern Studies

Edited by Ranajit Guha and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Foreword by Edward Said

These essays selected from the first five volumes of Subaltern Studies, focus on what Antonio Gramsci--the founder of the Italian communist party--called the subaltern classes. They reexamine well-known historical and political events, such as Gandhi's role in India, from a Marxist perspective. A groundbreaking work of considerable pedagogical relevance for courses dealing with colonialism and imperialism in literature, sociology, anthropology, politics, and history, the book also features a comprehensive glossary of Indian terms for readers not familiar with Indian history.