Vivek Chibber responds to Partha Chatterjee

Read this brilliant rejoinder from Vivek Chibber, author of Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital, to Partha Chatterjee’s attack on his work. Vivek contends that Partha refuses to engage with the questions raised and dealt with by him in the book not only because he has no substantial argument to make, but also because his response is to be seen more as a performance—a balm for partisans of Subaltern Studies—rather than an attempt to provide a rational critique.

Read the response as it appeared in EPW here                              Read the full response here

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