Series Detail

Public Planet Books

Series editor(s):

Dilip Parameshwar Gaonkar, Jane Kramer, Benjamin Lee, Michael Warner


Public Planet Books is a series designed by writers in and outside the academy—writers working out what could be called narratives of public culture—to explore questions that urgently concern us all. It is an attempt to open the scholarly discourse on contemporary public culture, both local and international, and to illuminate that discourse with the kinds of narrative that will challenge sophisticated readers, make them think, and especially make them question. It is, most importantly, an experiment in strategies of discourse, combining reportage and critical reflection on unfolding issues and events—one, we hope, that will provide a running narrative of our societies at this particular fin de sieclè.