|Note on Contributors||ix|
|Bureaucratic Recruitment and Subordination in Colonial India:
The Madras Constabulary, 1859-1947
by David Arnold
|Forestry and Social Protest in British Kumaun, c. 1893-1921
by Ramachandra Guha
|Adivasi Politics in Midnapur, c. 1760-1924
by Swapan Dasgupta
|Jitu Santal's Movement in Malda, 1924-1932:
A Study in Tribal Protest
by Tanika Sarkar
|From Custom to Crime: The Politics of Drinking in Colonial
by David Hardiman
|Four Rebels of Eighteen-Fifty-Seven
by Gautam Bhadra
|The Command of Language and the Language of Command
by Bernard S. Cohn
Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography
by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
Invitation to a Dialogue
by Dipesh Chakrabarty
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DAVID ARNOLD is a Lecturer in History at the University of Lancaster. He is the author of The
Congress in Tamilnadu: Nationalist Politics in South India 1919-37 (Delhi, 1977), and a
forthcoming monograph on the history of the police in colonial India, to be published by OUP, New
GAUTAM BHADRA is a Lecturer in History at the University of Calcutta. He is the author of Mughal Yuge Krishi Arthaniti 0 Krisbak Bidroba (Calcutta, 1983), a monograph on the history of peasant rebellions in Mughal India.
DIPESH CHAKRABARTY is a Lecturer in Indian and Indonesian Studies at the University of Melbourne. His monograph on a history of the jute-mill workers, of Bengal is due to be published by Princeton University Press.
BERNARD S. COHN is Professor of Anthropology and History at the University of Chicago. He has edited (with Milton Singer) Structure and Change in Indian Society (Chicago, 1968) and is the author of India: The Social Anthropology of A Civilization (Englewood Cliffs, 1971) as well as of numerous articles on South Asian history and society, a collection of which is due to be published by OUP, New Delhi.
SWAPAN DASGUPTA is a Research Fellow of Nuffield College, University of Oxford. He has published a number of articles on the political history of colonial India and contemporary developments in West Bengal.
RAMACHANDRA GUHA is a Fellow in Political Science at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta. He has published a number of research papers on themes relating to the sociology of science, peasant protest and the environmental debate in India in learned journals such as Social Scientist, Economic and Political Weekly and Indian Economic and Social History Review.
DAVID HARDIMAN has taught political science at the University of Leicester and is currently a Fellow of the Centre for Social Studies, Surat. He is the author of Peasant Nationalists of Gujarat: Kbeda District, 1917-34 (Delhi, OUP, 1981) and has recently completed his work on a monograph about the Devi Movement in South Gujarat.
TANIKA SARKAR is a lecturer in History at St Stephen's College, Delhi. Her monograph on nationalism and popular protest in Bengal during the 1920s and 1930s is due to be published by OUP, New Delhi.
GAYATRI CHAKRAVORTY SPIVAK is Longstreet Ptofessor of English at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. She has published widely on questions of Marxism, feminism, deconstruction and the critique of imperialism. She is the translator of Jacques Derrida's De la Grammatologie into English. Her study, Master Discourse, Native Informant is forthcoming from Columbia University Press.
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