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Why JNU can Ill-afford to ignore Rahul Punaram Sonpimple

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   Jyotirmoy Talukdar Come Wednesday night, Jawaharlal Nehru University in the country’s capital will witness another session of the much awaited presidential debates. If the analyses and estimations from last year’s elections – which said that Kanhaiya Kumar’s speech swept all the floating votes toward his favour – are anything to go by, the night …

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A Library in a Controversy: Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and Jawaharlal Nehru University

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  Ritesh Tomer The debate on libraries: An introduction For long, the Indian university system has been surrounded by controversies related to administrative and infrastructural issues. There is a long history of upsets, revolving around the implementation of the reservation policy, the student admission process, hostel non-availability, and staff scarcity. However, the recent uproars around …

Assertion

Historian and Political Commentator M S S Pandian Passes Away

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  Ajith Cherian & Akanksha Verma (For Dalit Camera) On Monday, November 10, M S S Pandian passed away at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, where he was admitted on Sunday following a cardiac arrest. He was 57. Professor Pandian taught modern history at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The pioneering historian is …

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Some ‘Non-Meritorious’ Reflections: Reservation Policy and Its Side Effects

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Anoop Kumar (This article was first published in INSIGHT in its November 2004 issue on ‘Reservations’. Anoop Kumar is one of the founder-members of the magazine) 1. Why India continuously gets outwitted by Pakistan in diplomacy at various international fora? Can any of the readers guess? No? Let me explain to you. It is because …

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Durga ka Mithak aur Bahujan Sangharsh ki Gatha: a documentary

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‘The myth of Durga and the saga of Bahujan resistance’ Bahujan Films This short documentary (posted at the end of this note) named ‘Durga ka Mithak aur Bahujan Sangharsh ki Yatra‘ has its genesis in the OBC students of the country’s premier university, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, asserting their right to redefine the brahminical …

Policy

National Conference on Movements for Equity in Reservations

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Conference on: February 21-22, 2011, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi The process of identification, classification and grouping of castes and tribes in India has become contentious due to self-perceived incongruity between socio-ritual and politico-economic statuses of various castes and tribes. This is increasingly manifesting in the recent times with some castes and tribes demanding a …