Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Can Subaltern Speak?

Subaltern as we speak.. this odd theory has been introduced to me by Taite-a..And then Way back in November at IIT Guwahati i me't Prof. Gautam Badra who had in depth knowledge of Subaltern studies. We exchange a couple of discussion and to my surprise when he spoke all the other Professors bended on their knees to hear what he had said. Later on my interest with the subject grew more and more and i google out this video "The Trajectory of the Subaltern in My Work" by a Columbia University Professor Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. She is one of the leading literary theorists and cultural critics, who had also mentioned Prof. Gautam in the video.(Bengalee ho hi an fing viau a ni, intellectual circle ah an bang ngailo!) This video is interesting and though provoking...Enjoy the video as much as i do :-)

11 comments:

Awzzman said...

e khai..keizawng ka bo map mai..kan la phak ve lo ani e.

illusionaire said...

All this time I thought a Sub-altern was the lantern used in a Submarine. :-)

sawmpuia said...

@awzz: ropui teh chiamlo its all about ideology to understand human society in the contemporary world.
@illusionaire:Lolz sipai sawi nan pawh an hmang ve bawk..speaking form the un-heard tih ang deuh a ni. Thilziah rere hi elite group hian an ziak a, chanchin tak reality hi an hmaih thin tih ang vel a ni e.. post-modern studies vek a ni e.. ropui teh chiamlo.. mahse a ngaihnawm mai mai an sawi thiam sia :-)

Monsterlet said...

ooo no Spivak again! a sawi har thiam em mai a haha...
i believe subaltern can speak but if they are heard is a different story altogether...but what do they really say? aren't words put into their mouths, blah balh blah, confusion! litt theory ninawm em vangin kalo comment ve mai mai
M

Puii said...

M so lost! First time i heard this particular word, or theory! i guess its for the ones who are in their doctorate level!when i see the topic, thought its some kinda animals or st related to tht lolz:)

mnowluck said...

What is subaltern.. ???? I'm lost!

sawmpuia said...

@monsterlet: lo ning tawhfu a ni maw? Nia word a han play hi an thiamfu zel ani, keni ho chu kanlo ka hau zel mole buithlak.
@pui: Chutiang a nilo...kan tan vek kan bozia kan sawitlang mai zawk, kan in ang reng :-)
@mnowluck:Sawifiah va har dawn ve....a thusawi hi ngaithla em? Chuan kan chhuzawm leh dawn nia :-)

Jerusha said...

ka pu, dictionary te kan hawng rawk rawk mai alawm!

sawmpuia said...

@ruspui: Khai nang meuh dictionary keu tir tu chu a va nuam thin ve :-)

Jinx said...

Ava bo theih ngai vele :P

sawmpuia said...

@jinx: Bo ve tho..bove mek ka ni tho e :-)