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JUL Onwards
Theoretical Foundations
Module I. Orientalism
Rohit Goel
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The Analyst as Muse of History
Ankhi Mukherjee

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Indian Aesthetics
The Jina as King or the Jina as Renounce
John E.Cort
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JPM Write
Rohit Goel
Criticism & Theory
What could the future of humanity be?
Matthijs Cornelissen

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Module V - Postcolonial Theory

1 - 30 Nov '17 6.30 - 8.30 pm

Image : Untitled (column) 2011, acrylic, rubber stamps, wood : 336 in. x 108 in. x 108 in. l 853 x 274 x 274 cm
Photography: Reena Kallat Studio . installation view, Kennedy Centre, Washington

This module offers a comprehensive account of postcolonial theory and its critics. From its inception as a Euro-American academic discipline in the 1980s, postcolonial theory has attempted to reconcile Marxist concerns with “subaltern” justice with postmodern criticisms of structural analysis. As such, the theoretical moment of “the postcolonial” has been at once creative and controversial. The course begins with an analysis of the “Subaltern Studies” school, an effort to grasp the aims of postcolonial research as well as its audience, considering Gayatri Spivak’s provocative claim that the subaltern subject cannot speak. We then proceed through the work of Dipesh Chakrabarty and Partha Chatterjee with attention to Manu Goswami’s and Vivek Chibber’s differing efforts to return a Marxian analysis to postcolonial concerns.

Course Requirements
Attendance is strongly encouraged. Participants should come to each seminar having read the assigned texts and prepared to discuss them. Registered students will receive all course material (schedules, announcements, required reading, recommended reading, and assignments) through JPM think, our online education management portal. Each week, students are required to complete a short writing assignment.

November 1st, 7th, 8th, 9th, 16th, 17th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th, 2017
Timings: 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Registration Fee:
Rs. 7,500/- (Participation with 75% attendance)
Rs. 10,000/- (Participation with 75% attendance, and writing required)

How to apply:
You are required to submit two passport size photographs, photocopies of your bio and last degree certificate at our center after filling in the enrollment form. Course fees are accepted only in cash, or cheque in favor of 'Jnanapravaha'


Rohit Goel

Rohit Goel is Academic Director at Jnanapravaha and a PhD Candidate in Political Science and Lecturer at the University of Chicago. His dissertation, “War and Peace in Lebanon,” employs Marxist and psychoanalytic methods to examine the history of Lebanese nationalism. He received a BA in Social and Political Thought from Harvard University and an MPhil in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge.


Registration Fees: Rs. 10000/-



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