Decolonial Travel: Vernacular Mobilities in India

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Call for Publications
December 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Area Studies, South Asian History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Anthropology, Cultural History / Studies

I'm putting together a volume provisionally titled Decolonial Travel: Vernacular Mobilities in India, which is under contract with Routledge. Here, we discuss certain vernacular travel cults that are not readily amenable to the array of theorizations (on mobility) that we have at our disposal. We propose that these cults have to be made sense in terms of what their praxis illustrates, rather than viewed through the prism of existing-normative theorizations. In brief, we situate the decolonial travel(er)s beyond the prevailing (post)colonialist regime, and furnish a preliminary but provocative framework for decolonial thinking, as a ‘gesture’ toward alternative imageries of vernacular travel.

I am currently looking for one or two additional essays on medieval India. Since this book is already contracted and has to meet imminent deadlines, I am looking for prospective contributors who may hand something in shortly. I'm flexible with the theme/scope. Please email me at [] to discuss your chapter. 

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Department of Humanities & Social Sciences

NIT Silchar