Love and Revolution (Palgrave, 2021) is edited by G. Arunima, Professor in the Centre for Women’s Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University and current Director of KCHR; Patricia Hayes, DSI-NRF SARChI Chair of Visual History and Theory at the CHR; and Premesh Lalu, a founding director of the CHR and presently Professor of History at the Africa Institute, Sharjah.
The launch will take place on 14 March 2022 via Zoom.
15:30 (Indian Standard Time), 12:00 (South Africa)
Please see the KCHR programme for further information.
The book addresses emancipatory narratives from two main sites in the colonial world, the Indian and Southern African subcontinents. Exploring how love and revolution interrelate, this volume is unique in drawing on theories of affect to interrogate histories of the political, thus linking love and revolution together. The chapters engage with the affinities of those who live with their colonial pasts: crisis of expectations, colonial national convulsions, memories of anti-colonial solidarity, even shared radical libraries. It calls attention to the specific and singular way in which notions of love of the world were born in a precise moment of anti-colonial struggle: a love of the world for which one would offer one’s life, and for which there had been little precedent in the history of earlier revolutions. It thus offers new ways of understanding the shifts in global traditions of emancipation over two centuries.