"The idea of 'public life' and 'free access of information' must contend with the fact that knowledge is privileged and 'belongs and circulates in the numerous and particularistic network of kinship, community, gendered spaces, [and] aging structures.' If this is the case, then, Chakrabarty asks, how can we assume the universality of the canons of history writings: 'Whose universal are they?'" -Gyan Prakash, Subaltern Studies as Postcolonial Criticism.

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