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Orientalism and the Postcolonial Predicament by Carol A. Breckenridge
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I believe that writing on Orientalism is probably one of the most complicated (and difficult) academic exercises. This book is arguably the best contribution in this direction since Edward Said's groundbreaking work on the same.
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Inquilab by S. Irfan Habib
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Requires better introduction but nonetheless an important contribution to Indian history. Bhagat Singh was not just a man of action but also a man of ideas (and deserves to be remembered that way).
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The True Subject by Faiz Ahmad Faiz
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Black Skin, White Masks by Frantz Fanon
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Patriots and Partisans by Ramachandra Guha
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Edward Bond
“If you can't face Hiroshima in the theatre, you'll eventually end up in Hiroshima itself”
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Om Dar-B-Dar
“Please ban googly in cricket and life is general”
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Hannah Arendt
“The essence of totalitarian government, and perhaps the nature of every bureaucracy, is to make functionaries and mere cogs in the administrative machinery out of men, and thus to dehumanize them.”
Hannah Arendt

Slavoj Žižek
“I affirm myself to be a Lacanian, for fear of being convienced by others that I am not a Lacanian”
Slavoj Žižek

Wilhelm Reich
“The fascist mentality is a mentality of the subjugated "little man" who craves authority and rebels against it at the same time”
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