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Gender

Academic Untouchability: The Dalit Woman Experience

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  Praveena Thaali The academic sphere is generally seen as a space for knowledge creation. However, it can be argued that there is Brahminical hegemony over knowledge which is knowingly or unknowingly reflected in the academia. What kind of knowledge is being produced and by whom? This issue has to be debated seriously. There are …

Assertion

Whither Democracy In EFLU?

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EFLU Students for Justice “If I find the Constitution being misused, I shall be the first to burn it.” ~ B.R. Ambedkar We, the students of the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, strongly condemn the administration’s gross manipulation of procedures in rusticating PhD scholars Mohan Dharavath and Satish Nainala and M.A student Subhash Kumar …

Thought

Casting corruption

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  Mallepalli Lakshmaiah There is nothing new in the social scientist, Ashis Nandy’s formulation that “most of the corrupt” people in India “come from the OBCs (Other Backward Classes) and the Scheduled Castes (SC), and now increasingly Scheduled Tribes (ST)”. Those defending Nandy as an original thinker and so-called public intellectual may be reminded of …

Features

The Cartoon, the Classroom and the Idea of India

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  Dr. N. Sukumar The cartoon controversy has exposed the deeply divided faultlines in the sarkari academia which has gone into a damage control mode. A brief glance through all the news (both electronic and print), blogs, facebook chatter etc reveal the deep anguish at the frittering away of “academic freedom”. One appreciates the immense …