Zones of every being

Transcultural decolonisation and border thinking in contemporary India

Authored by: Sayan Dey

Transcultural Humanities in South Asia

Print publication date:  March  2022
Online publication date:  March  2022

Print ISBN: 9780367483715
eBook ISBN: 9781003039549
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Colonisation was a galactic Euro-North America-centric project centrally sponsored by three elements – destruction, deformation and development. In order to systematise these distortions and displacements, the colonisers introduced the logic of development which only functioned as a metaphor for kleptocracy, socio-historical trafficking, epistemic and ontological violence and racism. Therefore, in order to uproot these perennially functioning colonial networks, it is important to move beyond the Fanonian binary of privileged zones and underprivileged zones.

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