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The book Provincializing Europe by Dipesh Chakrabarty attempts to gauge how postcolonial thinking has impacted the social sciences. The books conduct an exploration using various linked essays, the issues associated with the thought that arises when one thinks of areas such as India using categories of European and modern social science and more so using historical frameworks. The book gives a well thought out and sustained conversation between postcolonial perspectives and historical thinking. It the modern original site is associated with the mythical figures of Europe that are associated with the histories of capitalist transition in most of the non- Western countries. Such a kind of imaginary Europe is built onto the social sciences. The idea of historicizing comes with some European assumptions related to secular time, human sovereignty and disenchanted space. When capitalist transition in the third world is measured based on mythical standards it begins to be lacking and incomplete. According to Chakrabarty, however,
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  • Summer '18
  • Brett Gordon
  • Sociology, Dipesh Chakrabarty

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