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Jyoti Chorghe vs State of Maharashtra – A UAPA case study

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Nikhil SanjayRekha Adsule “I had reasoned this out in my mind; there was one of two things I had a right to, liberty or death; if I could not have one, I would have the other; for no man should take me alive.” – Harriet Tubman In this post-truth era, where democratic and participatory ethos …

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What the National Law Schools don’t teach

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  Swagat Baruah Law as a profession has been often ridiculed for its lack of integrity, greed, and immorality. Justice as a profession has been criticized for the joyous self-exiles of its people behind their ivory towers. Some would be even offended by me calling it a ‘profession’. It is a ‘service’ they would claim. …

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Najeeb Ahmad missing: JNU bosses & police silent despite protests

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  Hisham Ul Wahab P The ongoing protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus demanding a fast probe into the disappearance and return of Najeeb Ahmad, a muslim student of School of Biotechnology, and immediate judicial action against ABVP culprits made a huge outcry among the students and teachers of the campus. But the heinous silence …

Features

Building the Idea of India: Conserving Brahmanism and the Brahmanical State? Part III

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  Continued from here. Pinak Banik Gandhi’s attempt to abolish untouchability in the 1930s without ever questioning the varanshrama dharma is like todays fight against Hindutva without recognizing Brahmanism. Gandhi only created a token group of SC representatives, who were never given any chance to voice their issues, which later Saheb Kanshiram defined as the …

Features

The Ashis Nandy Controversy: Inside the Mind of One ‘Intolerant’ Dalit

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  Anoop Kumar Vaibhav Diwakar Ghadge, a post-graduate from TISS (Mumbai), got married on 20th January, 2013. Two days later, he left his village Kulakajai in Maharashtra’s Satara district, along with his wife, to visit a nearby temple. On the way, the couple got waylaid and was brutally assaulted, robbed, molested and then thrown down …

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“I am not for Ashis Nandy’s arrest, I want to expose him”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes [Ravi Chandran, of the video news journal ‘Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes‘, interviewed Dr K. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) on Prof. Ashis Nandy‘s recent comments On Dalit Bahujans at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s the second and final part of …

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“Is Ashis Nandy a sacred cow?”

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  Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes [Ravi Chandran, of the video news journal ‘Dalit Camera: Through Un-Touchable Eyes‘, interviewed Dr K. Satyanarayana, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, English and Foreign Languages University (EFL-U) on Prof. Ashis Nandy’s recent comments On Dalit Bahujans at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Here’s a part of the transcript of …