The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze

∞ “The Planet Does Not Return Our Gaze” (pdf) – Dipesh Chakrabarty, 2020

First published as “La planète ne nous renvoie pas notre regard” (Centre Pompidou, November 11, 2020 – interview: Mathieu Potte-Bonneville). Text edited by Doron Darnov and Dipesh Chakrabarty.

Dipesh Chakrabarty is currently the Lawrence A. Kimpton Distinguished Service Professor in History, South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the College. He is the Faculty Director, University of Chicago Center in Delhi, a faculty fellow of the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory, and an associate of the Department of English. He is a founding member of the editorial collective of Subaltern Studies, a consulting editor of Critical Inquiry, and a founding editor of Postcolonial Studies.

 Chakrabarty’s most recent book is The Climate of History in a Planetary Age (in press, University of Chicago). Other recent books include The Crises of Civilization: Exploring Global and Planetary Histories (Delhi: OUP, 2018) and, with Ranajit Dasgupta, Some Aspects of Labour History of Bengal in the Nineteenth Century: Two Views (Delhi: OUP, 2018).  He is also the co-editor, along with Henning Trüper and Sanjay Subrahmanyam, of Historical Teleologies in the Modern World (Bloomsbury, 2015).