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First Impressions on Spivak’s Interview about Kumar-Spivak Fracas 

Vaishali Khandekar Recently, a question raised by a student at JNU in a talk by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has raised a debate over academic spaces and social media. The talk organized at Jawaharlal Nehru University was about Du Bois, an eminent African activist. A question raised by Kumar, an MA sociology student belonging to a …


Can Spivak listen? Reflections on the Spivak-Kumar Fracas

Anshul Kumar …It was about: when the subaltern speaks there is not enough infrastructure for people to recognize it as resistant speech. That’s what it means. – Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, (In Conversation: Speaking to Spivak, February 05, 2011 06:50 pm | Updated December 04, 2021 10:49 pm IST ) Ever since I have uploaded the …


Dire Need to Expose Student Organizations like ABVP and Disha

Yogendra Kumar During the JNUSU elections, I received a pamphlet being circulated titled Dire Need of an Independent Students’ Organization! Disha is the answer to it!!… I know one should not give recognition to an organization named ‘Disha’, which means direction, but is actually directionless. However, I personally felt the need to expose such hypocrites. In …


Viva Voce discrimination and the need to document anecdotal experiences of Caste

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  Neha Whenever an issue of discrimination against marginalized students in higher educational institutions comes in to light, there are always narratives that are projected in mainstream space to deny casteism. Narratives that are thrown towards marginalized communities demanding answers from them rather than institutions taking accountability. Recently majority marginalized students applying for JNU’s PhD …


Manifestation of Power Dynamics in Higher Educational Institutions during the Pandemic

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  Annesha Mukherjee, Satyaki Dasgupta and K Chandra Shekar The outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020 saw a number of reports highlighting the plight of students in the country because administrations of higher educational institutions asked them to vacate their hostels. In this light, we conducted a survey among students in September using Google …


Tandav, A Plot to Suppress the Ideological Space of Phule Ambedkarites

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  Ajay Choudhary Indian society, which is plagued by caste discrimination, is often triggered by emotional and sentimental issues. The prevailing unscientific and irrational formal education system is unable to foresee and resolve such issues. While it is easy to mock, deep exploration of human experience reveals that informal education has instigated more students and …