Defining ‘Subalterns’ for present day

Defining Subalterns:

Taken as a whole and in the abstract this…category…was
heterogeneous in its composition and thanks to the uneven character of
regional economic and social developments, different from area to area.
The same class or element which was dominant in one area…could be
among the dominated in another. This could and did create many
ambiguities and contradictions in attitudes and alliances, especially
among the lowest strata of the rural gentry, impoverished landlords, rich
peasants and upper middle class peasants all of whom belonged, ideally
speaking, to the category of people or subaltern classes.
(Guha 1982:8)

A historical perspective into showing the characteristics of subaltern group.
A historical perspective into showing the characteristics of subaltern group (clearly having no signs of wealth or prejudice but a strength to have their own voice against the colonizers).

Today it seems almost unfashionable to speak of subalternity. Opportunities for self representation across new media platforms such as YouTube has reconstructed a historiography of the subaltern in which a traditional mediation by a middle class elite has become less relevant: ‘Indigenous as well as western voices are now free to negotiate and contest such representations on what has become a worldwide cultural stage’ (O’Hanlon & Washbrook, 2012: 211).

The Bollywood movie 'Peepli Live' indicates the modern day exploitation with the so called subaltern class (the apparent actors involved in this exploitation is the media, the foreign investors, and the governance of the country itself).
The Bollywood movie ‘Peepli Live’ indicates the modern day exploitation with the so called subaltern class (the apparent actors involved in this exploitation is the media, the foreign investors, and the governance of the country itself).
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