By Gyanendra Pandey
For it slow now, students have well-known the archive much less as a impartial repository of files of the prior, and way more as a politically illustration of it, and famous that the very act of archiving is followed by way of a technique of un-archiving. Michel Foucault pointed to "madness" as describing one restrict of cause, background and the archive. This e-book attracts cognizance to a different boundary, marked no longer via exile, yet via the normal and daily, but trivialized or "trifling." it's the prestige of being exiled within – through prejudices, strategies, actions and interactions so primary as not to also be spotted – that marks the unarchived histories investigated during this volume.
Bringing jointly contributions masking South Asia, North and South the US, and North Africa, this leading edge research provides novel interpretations of strange resources and insightful reconsiderations of recognized fabrics that lie on the centre of many present debates on background and the archive.
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Unarchived Histories: The "mad" and the "trifling" in the colonial and postcolonial world (Intersections: Colonial and Postcolonial Histories) by Gyanendra Pandey