Vasant Kaiwar, "The Postcolonial Orient: The Politics of Difference and the Project of Provincialising Europe"
English | ISBN: 9004231862 | 2014 | 435 pages | PDF | 2 MB
In "The Postcolonial Orient," Vasant Kaiwar presents a far-reaching analysis of the political, economic, and ideological cross-currents that have shaped and informed postcolonial studies preceding and following the 1989 moment of world history. The valences of the post in postcolonialism are unfolded via some key historical-political postcolonial texts showing, inter alia, that they are replete with elements of Romantic Orientalism and the Oriental Renaissance. Kaiwar mobilises a critical body of classical and contemporary Marxism to demonstrate that far richer understandings of Europe not to mention colonialism, modernity and difference are possible than with a postcolonialism captive to phenomenological-existentialism and post-structuralism, concluding that a narrative so enriched is indispensable for a transformative non-Eurocentric internationalism."