After Subaltern Studies

Princeton South Asia Conference

Fri, 04/27/2012 to Sat, 04/28/2012
Aaron Burr Hall
Event Category: 
Co-sponsored Event

Since its intervention in the early 1980’s, “Subaltern Studies” has transformed the historiography of South Asia. This conference aims to examine the trajectories South Asian scholarship has taken three decades from its inception and five years since the last publication from the collective. The aim is not to debate Subaltern Studies but to engage with questions raised by the field in the aftermath of its intervention. The workshop would particularly encourage work that steps beyond the colonial period and explores both early modern and postcolonial South Asia. The workshop aims to bring the work of early career scholars (graduate students and junior faculty) in conversation with senior scholars.

Professor Partha Chatterjee (Columbia University) will deliver the keynote address at the conference.

A detailed schedule, list of participants and panel abstracts can be found at