ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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History as Critique and Critique(s) of History

Dipesh Chakrabarty The historiographical effort of Subaltern Studies has been described as 'history as critique' and imperialism and imperialist knowledge are seen as the subjects of this critique. By this measure the Subaltern Studies project, which began as an intervention in post-colonial debates in Indian history is at least potentially capable of transforming the very idea of history itself, the discipline that is represented in university departments organised under that name.

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