By Saheed Meo
It is both hope and despair that has defined our everydayness during the lockdown. Our everyday world is an unholy mix of fractured familial rhythm, tasting distrust, experiencing uncertainties and having incessant engagements with the virtual world.
By EPM Swalih
Akhil Gupta’s study is different from other postcolonial scholars working within a western theoretical framework. He shows a unique way to engage with Euro-American theories. And that is why I began to love his work. His interrogation of the theories of governmentality, biopolitics, and sovereign ban results from his grounding in Mandi district of Western Uttar Pradesh, India. He compels us to think with the Euro-American theories only if we are able to critically approach them. I find his attempts in provincializing Europe as one of the most rewarding tasks ever undertaken by the postcolonial scholars.