Body on the Barricades

Life, Art and Resistance in Contemporary India

Brahma Prakash


LeftWord Books, New Delhi, 2023

Language: English

210 pages

5.5 x 8.5 inches

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‘This set of essays is a series of meditations on hatred, tenderness, grief, mourning, labour, resistance, social justice and the possibilities of meaning and solidarity, all viewed through the lens of some traumatic events that have convulsed India in recent years. It is an insightful, unusual guidebook that illuminates the path that we as a country and as a people took, to arrive at the dangerous place in which we are now.’ – ARUNDHATI ROY, Author of The God of Small Things

‘Powerful. Be prepared to get enraged.’ – SANTOSH DASS, Co-author and co-editor, Ambedkar in London

‘A book for the time which feels like an aberration but when “business as usual” revealed itself to our collective naked eyes its grotesque, revolting, suffocating truth.’ – GHAZALA JAMIL, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

‘Lyrical, searing and powerful’. – NIVEDITA MENON, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

‘An extraordinary examination of the politicking, grieving, protesting body.’ – ANNIE ZAIDI, Author of Prelude to a Riot

‘A searing cultural critique of the contemporary nation body.’ – K. SATYANARAYANA, Professor, English and Foreign Languages University

Brahma Prakash

Brahma Prakash teaches at the School of Arts and Aesthetics at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He is the author of Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing the ‘Folk Performance’ in India (2019).