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In “Against Saviorism,” Shankar returns to his humble hope for this book: to unsettle, if ever so slightly, the project of global help in places like India by reframing it within the racial and caste capitalist enterprise. To consider the help economy as part of a global racial and caste capitalist system calls into question the foundation of global late liberalism's version of the moral good and, perhaps, opens space for a different way of relating to one another, one that is not founded on the necessary precondition that some people have excess value (to accumulate and to help) while others do not. Shankar ends by positing what a different “nervous” imaginary for change might be, especially at a moment when the power of the far right continues to gather steam in India and elsewhere.

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