Chankrabarty- A Small History of Subaltern Studies

In this brief article Chankrabarty argues the historiography trends associated with India are framed through a post-colonial British view point. Historians before the end of British colonial rule continually wrote that India simply benefited from being ruled. They were brought into the industrial age. But in the 60s more nationalistic historians began to point out the struggle of being ruled and the history from their own standpoint. The concept of Subaltern Studies grew out of the historians that wrote on behalf of the oppressed group, in this case India.



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