Homi K. Bhabha

Homi K. Bhabha (* 1949 Mumbai, India) is a Parsi postcolonial theorist. He currently teaches at Harvard University.


Homi Bhabha ties in the field of cultural studies critical to the interpretation of Marx and Althusser to Gramsci's concept of cultural hegemony with the category of the subaltern for the socially marginalized and excluded groups. " These theories are read using an oriented mainly to Lacan psychoanalysis and the language or discourse-analytical method of Foucault and Derrida against the grain, which mainly developed by Derrida idea of ​​deconstruction is of central importance for almost all post-colonial theorist. " The theoretical racism and revolution theoretical works of Franz Fanon as Black skin, white masks here form the central basis.

Recently, Bhabha coined especially the concept of third place or the intermediate space new: He sees him as an unrecognized mental space - or even as a non-place - between the transitory (temporary) place of subjective home and that of the historical site.

2012 Homi K. Bhabha was awarded the Padma Bhushan Indian State Order. In the same year his honorary doctorate from the Free University of Berlin was granted.


  • Nation and Narration. In 1990. ISBN 0-415-01483-2.
  • The Location of Culture. 2000./The location of culture (English). 1994th ( Translated from English by: M. Schiffmann and J. Freudl ). Routledge, Tübingen. ISBN 3-86057-033-1.
  • About cultural hybridity: tradition and translation, Turia Karl, Vienna / Berlin 2012, ISBN 978-3-85132-625-3.