Subaltern Studies Scout Report for the Social Sciences
Subaltern Studies - A Bibliography
of articles and reviews [See Note at End*]
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Alam, Javeed. "Peasantry, Politics and Historiography: Critique of New Trend in Relation toMarxism," Social Scientist 117, Vol. 11, 2 (February 1983) pp. 43-54.

Alam, S.M. Shamsul. "When will the subaltern speak?: central issues in historical sociology of South Asia," Asian Profile (Hong Kong) 21, no.5 (Oct 1993) pp. 431-447.

Apffel-Marglin, Frederique, and Mishra, Purna Chandra. "Gender and the unitary self: looking for the subaltern in coastal Orissa," South Asia Research (London) 15, no.1 (Spr 1995) pp. 78-130.

Arnold, David. "Gramsci and Peasant Subalternity in India," Journal of Peasant Studies 11, 4 (1984) pp. 155-177.

Bagchi, Alakananda. "Conflicting Nationalisms: The Voice of the Subaltern in Mahasweta Devi's Bashai Tudu," Tulsa studies in women's literature v.15:no.1 (1996) pp. 41-50.

Bahl, Vinay. "Relevance (Or Irrelevance) of Subaltern Studies," Economic and Political Weekly v.32:no.23 (1997) pp. 1333-1344.

Banerjee, Prathama. "The subaltern-effect: negation to deconstruction hybridity?," Biblio. May-June 1999, p. 17-18. [ Review of Subaltern X]

Barkan, Elazar. "Post-anti-colonial histories: Representing the Other in Imperial Britain," Journal of British Studies 33, 2 (April 1994) pp. 180-204.

Bayly, C.A. "Rallying around the Subaltern," Journal of Peasant Studies 16, 1 (1988) pp. 110-120.

Bhabha, Homi K. "The Voice of the Dom," [Subaltern Studies IX The Present History of West Bengal] TLS, The Times Literary Supplement no. 4923 (8 August 1997) pp. 14-15.

Bhabha, Homi K. "The Postcolonial and Postmodern: The Question of Agency." In The Location of Culture. London: Routledge, 1994. pp.171-197.

Bhattacharya, Nandini. "Behind the veil: the many masks of subaltern sexuality," Women's Studies International Forum. v. 19 (May/June '96) pp. 277-92.

Bose, Brinda. "Contemporary Problems Routed through History," The Book Review. v.21:no.6 (June 1997) pp. 5-7. [ Review of Subaltern IX]

Brass, Tom. "Moral Economists, Subalterns, New Social Movements, and the (Re-) Emergence of a (Post-) Modernised (Middle) Peasant," Journal of Peasant Studies 18, 2 (January 1991) pp. 173-205.

Brennan, Lance. Book Review, Pacific Affairs 57, 3 (Fall 1984) pp. 509-511.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. Book Review, Journal of Asian Studies 50, 4 (November, 1991) pp. 968-970.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "The Death of History." Public Culture v.4:no.2 (1992) pp.47-65.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "Marx after Marxism: History, Subalternity and Difference," Meanjin 52 (Spring 1993) pp. 421-434; and in Positions: East Asia Cultures Critique (Durham) 2, no.2 (Fall 1994) pp. 446-463; another version in Marxism Beyond Marxism. Saree Makdisi, Cesare Casarino, and Rebecca E. Karl, eds. New York: Routledge, 1996. pp. 55-69.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "Marx After Marxism: Subaltern Histories and the Question of Difference," Polygraph 6/7 (1993), pp. 10-16. [This is an earlier and shorter version of above]

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "Marx after Marxism: A Subaltern Historian's Perspective," Economic and Political Weekly. v.28:no.22 (29 May 1993), pp. 1094-1096.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "Minority Histories, Subaltern Pasts," Economic and Political Weekly v.33:no.9 (28 February 1998), p. 473-479.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History: Who Speaks for 'Indian' Pasts?" Representations nr.37 (Winter 1992) pp. 1-26.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "Radical Histories and Question of Enlightenment Rationalism: Some Recent Critiques of Subaltern Studies," Economic and Political Weekly v.30:no.14 (8 April 1995) pp. 751-759.

Chakrabarty, Dipesh. "Trafficking in History and Theory." In Beyond the Disciplines: The New Humanities, K.K. Ruthven, ed. Canberra, 1992.

Chatterjee, Partha. "History and the Nationalization of Hinduism." In Representing Hinduism, Vasudha Dalmia and H. von Stietencron, eds. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1995. pp.103-128.

Chatterjee, Partha. "Peasant, Politics and Historiography: A Response," Social Scientist 120 vol. 11, no. 5 (May 1983) pp. 58-65.

Chatterjee, Partha. "Subaltern Studies VII: Writings on South Asian History and Society," The Journal of interdisciplinary history, (1995) v. 26:no., pp. n.p.

Chatterjee, Partha. "Was There a Hegemonic Project of the Colonial State?" In Contesting Colonial Hegemony: State & Society in Africa and India. Dagmar Engels and Shula Marks, eds. London: British Academic Press, 1994. pp.79-84.

Chaudhury, B.B. "Subaltern autonomy and the national movement," Indian Historical Review (New Delhi) 12, nos.1-2 (Jul 1985 - Jan 1986) pp. 391-399.

Chopra, Suneet. "Missing Correct Perspective," (Review of SSI) Social Scientist 111, vol. 10, no. 8 (August 1982) pp. 55-63.

Cooper, Frederick. "Conflict and Connection: Rethinking African History," American Historical Review 99 (Dec. 1994) pp. 1516-1545.

Copland, Ian. "Subalternative history: reflections on the Conference on the Subaltern in South Asian History and Society, Canberra, 26-28 November 1982," ASAA Review (Canberra) 6, no.3 (Apr 1983) pp. 10-17.

Currie, Kate. "The Challenge to Orientalist, Elitist, and Western Historiography: Notes on the 'Subaltern Project', 1982-1989," Dialectical anthropology, v.20:no2 (1995) pp. 217.

Das Gupta, Ranajit. "Indian Working Class and Some Recent Historiographical Issues," Economic and Political Weekly 31,8 (24 Feb 1996) pp. L-27-L-31.

Das Gupta, Ranjit. "Significance of non-subaltern mediation," Indian Historical Review (New Delhi) 12, nos.1-2 (Jul 1985 - Jan 1986) pp. 383-390.

Dhanagare, D. N. "Subaltern consciousness and populism: two approaches in the study of social movements in India," Social Scientist (New Delhi) 16, no.11 (Nov 1988) pp. 18-35.

Dienst, Richard. "Imperialism, Subalternity, Autonomy: Modes of Third World Historiography," Polygraph 1 (1987) pp. 67-80.

Freitag, Sandria. Book Review, Journal of Asian Studies 43, 4 (August 1984) pp. 779-780.

Guha, Ramachandra. [Book Review of SS V and VI], Indian Economic and Social History Review 28, 1 (1991) pp. 116-118.

Guha, Ramachandra. "Subaltern and Bhadralok Studies," Economic and Political Weekly 30 (19 August 1995) pp. 2056-2058.

Gupta, Dipankar. "On Altering the Ego in Peasant History: Paradoxes of the Ethnic Option," Peasant Studies 13, 1 (Fall 1985 pp. 5-24.

Hardiman, David. "'Subaltern Studies' at Crossroads," Economic and Political Weekly 21 (15 February 1986) pp. 288-290.

Hauser, Walter. Book Review [Selected Subaltern Studies], American Historical Review 96, 1 (February 1991) pp. 241-243.

Hauser, Walter. Subaltern studies (book review): V6: Writings on South Asian history and society, The Journal of Asian Studies. v. 50 (Nov. '91) pp. 968-9.

Heidrich, Petra. "Subaltern Studies--eine neue Richtung in der Indien-Historiographie," Asien, Afrika, Lateinamerika (Berlin) 16, no.2 (1988) pp. 251-263.

Jalal, Ayesha. "Secularists, subalterns and the stigma of 'communalism': partition historiography revisited," Modern Asian Studies.v. 30 (July '96) pp. 681-9.

Kaviraj, Sudipta. "A Critique of the Passive Revolution." In State and Politics in India. Partha Chatterjee, ed. Delhi: Oxford University Press India, 1997. pp.45-87.

Kaviraj, Sudipta. "Filth and the Public Sphere: Concepts and Practices about Space in Calcutta," Public Culture vol.10, no.1 (1997) pp.83-113.

Kaviraj, Sudipta. "On the Construction of Colonial Power: structure, discourse, hegemony." In Contesting Colonial Hegemony: State & Society in Africa and India. Dagmar Engels and Shula Marks, eds. London: British Academic Press, 1994. pp. 19-54.

Kaviraj, Sudipta. "The Reversal of Orientalism: Bhudev Mukhopadhyay and the Project of an Indigenist Social Theory." In Representing Hinduism. Vasudha Dalmia and H. von Stietencron, eds. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1995. pp.253-279.

Koff, David. "Subaltern studies (book review):V8," Journal of the American Oriental Society v.116 (Oct./Dec. '96) pp. 754-5.

Latin America Subaltern Studies Group, "Founding Statement," boundary 2 20 (Fall 1993) pp. 110-121.

Lochan, Rajiv. "A medley for subalterns--review article," Contributions to Indian Sociology (Delhi) 21, no.1 (Jan-Jun 1987) pp. 225-237.

Mallon, Florencia E. "The Promise and Dilemma of Subaltern Studies: Perspectives from Latin American History," American Historical Review 99 (December 1994) pp. 1491-1515.

Masselos, Jim. "The Dis/Appearance of Subalterns: A Reading of a Decade of Subaltern Studies," South Asia (n.s.) 15, 1 (1992) pp. 105-125.

McGuire, John. "The making of a new history for India: subaltern studies [review article]," ASAA Review (Canberra) 10, no.1 (Jul 1986) pp. 115-122.

Mukherjee, Mridula. "Peasant Resistance and Peasant Consciousness in Colonial India: 'Subalterns' and Beyond," Economic and Political Weekly 23,41 (8 October 1988) pp. 2109-2120; 23,42 (15 October 1988) pp. 2174-2185.

Nag, Sajal. "Peasant and the Raj: study of a subaltern movement in Assam (1893-1894)," North-East Quarterly (Dibrugarh, Assam, India) 2, no.1 (Jul 1984) pp. 24-36.

O'Hanlon, Rosalind. "Recovering the Subject: Subaltern Studies and Histories of Resistance in Colonial South Asia," Modern Asian Studies 22, 1 (1988) pp. 189-224.

O'Hanlon, Rosalind, and David Washbrook, "After Orientalism: Culture, Criticism, and Politics in the Third World," Comparative Studies in Society and History 34, 1 (January 1992), pp. 141-167.

Pandey, Gyanendra. "The Appeal of Hindu History." In Representing Hinduism, Vasudha Dalmia and H. von Stietencron, eds. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 1995. pp. 369-388.

Pandey, Gyanendra. "In Defence of the Fragment: Writing About Hindu-Muslim Riots in India Today." In Representations 37 (Winter 1992) pp. 27-55.

Pandey, Gyanendra. "Voices from the Edge: The Struggle to Write Subaltern Histories," Ethnos v.60:no.3-4 (1995) pp. 223-242.

Patnaik, Arun K. "Gramsci's concept of common sense: towards a theory of subaltern consciousness in hegemony processes," Economic and Political Weekly 23, no.5 (30 Jan 1988) pp. PE2-PE10.

Perusek, Darshan. "Subaltern Consciousness and the Historiography of the Indian Revolution of 1857," Novel 25, 3 (Spring 1992) pp. 286-302. [Reprinted in] Economic and Political Weekly 28,37 (11 Sept 1993) pp. 1931-1936.

Prakash, Gyan."Can the Subaltern Ride?" A Reply to O'Hanlon and Washbrook," Comparative Studies in Society and History 34, 1 (January 1992) pp. 168-184.

Prakash, Gyan. "Postcolonial Criticism and Indian Historigraphy," Social Text 31/32 (1992) pp. 8-19.

Prakash, Gyan. "Subaltern Studies as Postcolonial Criticism," American Historical Review 99 (December 1994) pp. 1475-1490.

Prakash, Gyan. "Writing Post-Orientalist Histories in the Third World: Perspectives from Indian Historigraphy," Comparative Studies in Society and History 32, 2 (April 1990) pp. 383-408.

Rai, A. S. "`Thus Spake the Subaltern...': Postcolonial Criticism and the Scene of Desire," Discourse : Berkeley journal for theoretical studies in media and culture v.19:no.2 (1997) pp. 163.

Rogall, Neil. " Subaltern Studies," London Socialist Historians Group Newsletter no. 4 (Autumn 1998) pp. 2-3.

Sarkar, Sumit. "The Decline of the Subaltern in Subaltern Studies." In Writing Social History. Delhi: Oxford University Press India, 1997. pp. 82-108.

Sarkar, Sumit. "The Fascism of the Sangha Parivar." Economic & Political Weekly v.27:no.5 (20 January 1993) pp. 163-167.

Sarkar, Sumit. "Orientalism Revisited: Saidian Frameworks in the Writing of Modern Indian History," Oxford Literary Review 16, 1-2 (1994) pp. 205-224.

Sathyamurthy, T. V. "Indian Peasant Historiography: A Critical Perspective on Ranajit Guha's Work," Journal of Peasant Studies 18, 1 (October 1990) pp. 93-141.

Schwarz, Henry. "Subaltern Studies: Radical History in the Metaphoric Mode," in Writing Cultural History in Colonial and Postcolonial India. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press (1997). pp. 128-161.

Siddiqui, Majid. [Review of Subaltern Studies III], Indian Economic & Social History Review v.22:no.1 (1985) p.94.

Singh, Lata. "Subaltern Historiographic Critique of Colonialist and National Discourses," Indian Historical Review (New Delhi) v. 21 no. 1-2 (July 1994 - January 1995) pp. 99-112.

Singh, Sangeeta, et. al. "Subaltern Studies II: A Review Article," Social Scientist 137, vol. 12, 8 (October 1984) pp. 3-41.

Sivaramakrishnan, K. "Situating the Subaltern: History and Anthropology in the Subaltern Studies Project," Journal of Historical Sociology 8 (December 1995) pp. 395-429.

Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty. "Can the Subaltern Speak?" In Marxism & The Interpretation of Culture. Cary Nelson and Lawrence Grossberg, eds. London: Macmillan, 1988. pp. 271-313.

Stein, Burton. "A Decade of Historical Efflorescence," South Asia Research 10, 2 (November 1990) pp. 125-138.

Usuda, Masayuki. "Subaltern Studies IX: Writings on South Asian History and Society," Biblio (New Delhi), v.2:no.6 (June 1997), pp. 15-17.

Yadav, Yogendra. "Whither Subaltern studies?" New Quest (Pune, India) 76 (Jul-Aug 1989) pp. 245-250.

Yang, Anand. [Review of Subaltern Studies II]. Journal of Asian Studies v.45:no.1 (November 1985) pp. 178.

Zinkin, Taya. "Subaltern studies V (book review)," Asian Affairs (London, England).v. 20 (Feb. '89) pp. 86.

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Compiled originally by Henry Schwarz, Georgetown University, and
Prepared and enhanced by Frank Conlon, University of Washington 30 August 1996;
Updates and additions from Shekhar Krishnan mainly in March/April 1998;
Contributions and suggestions appreciated from many scholars, including David Ludden
Last substantial update 27 April 1998 by Philip McEldowney
See also Subaltern Studies: Working Bibliography
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1996 12:26:41 -0700
From: Frank Conlon [conlon@U.WASHINGTON.EDU]
To: Multiple recipients of list H-ASIA
Subject: H-ASIA: Subaltern Studies Bibliography

August 30, 1996

"Subaltern Studies" - A Bibliography
Ed. note:
Some H-ASIA readers will recall that our member Henry Schwarz of Georgetown University had asked for suggestions about useful materials about the Subaltern Studies project. At my urging, he has compiled a list of titles which he received from various H-ASIA members. In preparing this for posting, I have added some further entries and filled in some missing bibliographic detail. The list, however, is not complete, but may prove a useful starting point. Further suggestions are encouraged. F.F.C.

From: Henry Schwarz
[Nov.96 Email address]

To H-ASIA members:

I thank you for all of the useful suggestions made in response to my query earlier this year (1996).

The list of titles below [actually see above] is incomplete, please feel free to add pertinent references. The list does not include reviews or critiques that were published in the eight volumes of Subaltern Studies or in Selected Subaltern Studies.

Henry Schwarz
Georgetown University
[Nov.96 email address]

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