What Hindutva constantly forgets about Gandhi
Hindutva’s recent Dalit outreach – which CSDS data say was successful in 2019 – draws on a foundation of a model of Scheduled Caste integration with mainstream Hinduism once perfected by Gandhi.
What made Gandhi the foremost leader of modern India?
Gandhi’s critique of colonialism was deeper than the rest, his method more alive to the hegemonic nature of the colonial state and his engagements with various social groups for forging national unity keener than those of other anti-colonial figures.
A power list of Indians that maps the rise and fall of ideas and discourses
The Indian Express’ list of powerful Indians does capture the deeper shift in the way politics is performed and perceived in India.
On his birth anniversary, recalling Bhagat Singh’s rejection of religion
At a time when riots and aggressive religious propaganda were the order of the day, Bhagat Singh not just rejected religious politics but also attempted a critique of religion as an institution.
The BJP juggernaut rolls on, and here’s why
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah seem to have a firm grip over the narrative, while the Congress is clueless and facing a crisis both of leadership and credibility.
Life isn’t rosy for college, varsity teachers in India
There are few higher education institutions of repute in the country, and even these have backlogs of unfilled vacancies, with guest lecturers and ad hoc teachers often running the system in less than comfortable conditions.
The government has no idea how to reverse slowdown: Economist Prabhat Patnaik
Economist Prabhat Patnaik points out that the amount of money the government got from the RBI is just equal to the shortfall in resources
Romila Thapar did not send her resume even for emerita status, says Prabhat Patnaik
Historian Romila Thapar received a letter from JNU asking her to submit her resume for review of Professor Emerita Status bestowed on her, as new varsity guidelines call for review of the status when one turns 75. This has sparked much controversy.
JNU history faculty, teachers body object to letter to Romila Thapar
The context of the controversy is a letter sent to Romila Thapar by the JNU administration asking her to send her resume in line with a March 2019 change in the guidelines for the grant of professor emeritus/emerita status to its retired professors.