Sumit Sarkar is one of the foremost historians of modern India. In this video he introduces his paper Writing a Marxian Social History of Modern India: Problems and Prospects which is presented by his wife Tanika Sarkar.

Sumit Sarkar’s books include Swadeshi Movement in Bengal, 1903-8 (1973), Modern India (1989), Writing Social History (1998) and, most recently, Beyond Nationalist Frames: Postmodernism, Hindu nationalism, History (2002). He was a founding member of the Subaltern Studies Group, as well as one of its most important critics.

Organised by Xenos – Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London and co-sponsored by Historical Materialism journal

Feyzi Ismail

Feyzi Ismail teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is active in UCU

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