in Productive failure
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This conclusion presents some closing thoughts on the concepts discussed in the preceding chapters of this book. The book provides the materializations of different kinds of belonging or iterations of what might be an achieved transnational South Asian indigeneity and art history. It then returns to the concept of creolization as a process that results in incessant entanglement and constant renewal. The book argues that when belonging is kept open and porous, South Asian art histories can be dynamic and ever changing. It also argues more strongly that the longing for belonging is ambitious, productive and, importantly, political in its ramifications. The book discusses the importance of feminist and queer theories to the genesis of conceptualizations of affect. If there is exhaustion, it is a queer one that neither ignores fatigue is a real condition nor considers fatigue as non-productive.

Productive failure

Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories


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