Wednesday, December 8, 2010
gaon chodab nahi
A subaltern song that embodies the spirit of subaltern resistance to dominant narratives of development. The voices at the margins of contemporary development politics of India draw attention to the strategic erasure of subaltern voices to carry out the agendas of dominant structures. As a communication scholar, I am increasingly amazed at the creative and transformative capacity of subaltern narratives in disrupting the discourses of modernist structures by rendering explicit the hypocrisies and paradoxes that underlie the mainstream stories of development.