“Modernity has defined itself against enchantment, yet continually produced new enchantments. Saurabh Dube helpfully establishes this pattern, and especially sheds light on the ways in which colonial and postcolonial power relationships are interwoven with spiritual meanings. He rightly and persuasively brings such apparently marginal actors as evangelical missionaries and native Indian Christians onto center stage, and he does so with grace, lucidity, and insight.”—Craig Calhoun, president of the Social Science Research Council
“Saurabh Dube’s book will make a signal contribution to the political and theoretical legacy of South Asian subaltern studies. Based at the Colegio de México and in conversation with scholars and intellectuals based in Latin America, Dube has written a book that will enhance the dialogue between Latin American critical social thought and subaltern studies already underway. Historically grounded and theoretically sophisticated, Stitches on Time conveys the feeling of a new gaze in the tradition of subaltern studies, an awareness of a daily life out of place in relation to the subject of scholarly pursuit.”—Walter D. Mignolo, Duke University
About the Author
Saurabh Dube is Professor of History in the Center for Asian and African Studies at El Colegio de México in Mexico City. His books include Untouchable Pasts: Religion, Identity, and Power among a Central Indian Community.