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The Subject of Law and Subject of Narratives.


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Title

The Subject of Law and Subject of Narratives.

Subject

Subaltern Studies/ History

Description

The essay confronts a problem of political thought approached through the question of cruelty inflicted on Hindu widows of Bengali middle-class families.

Creator

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Source

Habitations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies, Pp. 101-114.

Publisher

Permanent Black, India.

Date

2002

Contributor

The Media Lab

Format

PDF

Language

English

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Text

The essay confronts a problem of political thought approached through the question of cruelty inflicted on Hindu widows of Bengali middle-class families. As the harrowing descriptions of oppression raise a mixture of sadness, horror and anger in the author along with a desire and the will to intervene, he questions these emotions in the light of the knowledge of violence on which the state and its laws are founded. He speaks of the violence of the same modernity that teaches us to think of the law as a key instrument of social justice.

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Dipesh Chakrabarty, "The Subject of Law and Subject of Narratives.," in Law and the Image, Item #31, http://lawimage.medialabju.org/items/show/31 (accessed April 27, 2018).

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