CONTENTS:- 1. What is Postmodernism?; 2. Postmodernism: A Marxist Critique; 3. Edward Said and Orientalism; 4. On Subaltern Studies; 5. Conclusion.
This is a book on Postmodernism-the story of its rise and the extent of its influence. The book seeks to introduce to the general reader the ideas of Michel Foucault, Jacques, Derrida and Edward Said, the world's prominent postmodern thinkers. The discussion about postmodernism and its influence on Subaltern Studies may be of special interest to the Indian reader. The author contests the postmodern view: Marxism is without a future. True it is, Marxism today is passing through a phase of crisis. To reinvigorate itself, Marxism must get rid of its dogmatic versions. It must learn to live with the ongoing changes in the world. The future of Marxism will depend on the effectiveness of the process of its renewal.