Perth Chatterjee is regarded as a renowned theoretician of events and processes that constitute contemporary Indian politics and society. Seen variously as a political scientist, historian, cultural analyst, social anthropologist, and a philosopher, ...
his writings on colonialism, Indian nationalism, historiography, Indian state and politics, and identity continue to inspire generations of scholars. This festschrift volume is written by a group of scholars who continue to seriously engage with Partha Chatterjee's ideas and concepts. Dealing with different ways of theorizing the present, it is divided into five sections-history and historicality; state, community, and political subjectivity; nationalism and its critiques; political society; and publics and collectivities. The volume includes contributions from noted scholars like Dipesh Chakrabarty, Gyanendra Pandey, Ramchandra Guha, Madhav Prasad, Pradeep K. Datta etc. This book will be of considerable interest to scholars and students of political science, history, sociology, and cultural anthropology.