ISBN 9788189833503,Akhtaruzzaman Elias; Beyond the Lived Time of Nationhood (Radical Notes - 1)

Akhtaruzzaman Elias; Beyond the Lived Time of Nationhood (Radical Notes - 1)


Pothik Ghosh


Aakar Books



Aakar Books

Publication Year 2008

ISBN 9788189833503

ISBN-10 8189833502


Number of Pages 47 Pages
Language (English)


About the Author Pothik Ghosh was educated in Allahabad and has worked as a professional journalist in Calcutta, Lucknow and Delhi. He is currently based in Delhi and writes on politics and culture This work not only proble-matises the way resistances have been shaped by an overarching national-liberation pradigm but also suggests the need to shift that paradigm now. Pothik Ghosh contructs his arguments thorough his critical-interpretative reading of the novels of Bangladesh writer Akhtaruzzaman Elias and by comparing the politico-aesthetic vision engendered by them with the cinema of Indian filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak. For Elias, the idiom of national liberation is important enough not to be rejected. But it is, at the same time, not so significant as to be fully embraced. The book argues for the need to understand resistance as a process and anti-colonialism as a cry against forcible extraction of surplus value before it's seen as a demand for national-political