Subjectless Subjectivities in Nayeema Mahjoor’s Lost in Terror

  • Swatee SinhaEmail author
  • Anjali Gera Roy


This chapter, through a close reading of Nayeema Mahjoor’s novel, Lost in Terror, seeks to plot the entanglement of molar and molecular dimensions of power, the co-option of micro-regimes of desire in molar operations. The novel which engages with the fissures and traumatic rifts in the individual psyche lodged in a fractured political landscape wells up a host of affects which under the influence of ideological distortions ossifies into a congealed mass of violent sentiments. Under such circumstances, reengineering of the psyche in alignment with an inclusive social imaginary becomes integral in the liberation of the subjective consciousness from such inimical sentiments.


Subjectless subjectivities Subjects of trauma Nayeema Mahjoor Lost in Terror Deleuze and Guattari 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Humanities and Social SciencesIndian Institute of TechnologyKharagpurIndia

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