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Statement of Solidarity for Dr. Maroona Murmu from the Faculty of Presidency University

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We, the undersigned teachers of Presidency University, Kolkata, are shocked to know about the recent attacks on Dr. Maroona Murmu, Associate Professor of History, Jadavpur University, Kolkata.  Dr. Murmu is an accomplished scholar, an activist, and an intellectual. She is an important voice of our time insofar as she regularly writes and speaks about the …

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Dehumanized Body: India 2018

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  Priyadarshini Ohol requests the pleasure of your company at || Dehumanized Body : India 2018 ||Kolkata Opening at the Academy of Fine Arts, North Galleryon 2nd October, 2018 at 5:30 pmfollowed by tea Butoh Live ArtEveryday 6 – 6:30pmAudience is Invited to Participate On View 2-8 October 3-8 pm 2, Cathedral Road, Maidan Kolkata …

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The Hollowness of Noisy Bodies and a misplaced sense of student politics

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  Nasima Islam Through this brief venture of mine, I would like to address a crucial issue that covers one of the most significant problems of contemporary student politics in India. Given the kind of political climate we are encountering these days, student politics in India is perhaps the only domain of political optimism that …

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Babasaheb’s Statue Vandalized: Bengal’s Realm of Caste maliciousness

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   Pinak Banik On the midnight of 29th May, a marble bust of Babasaheb Ambedkar was found disfigured. This statue was installed 17 years ago inside the Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Sishu Uddyan (Children’s park) at Shayamaprasad Nagar, Nimta, North Dumdum, Ward num. 9. The bust was found by joggers the next morning in the …

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The “Cultures of Violence” in CSSSC, Kolkata

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Koonal Duggal I am writing this public note in the light of a recent incident of casteism that I, along with others, have faced from the organisers of the Cultural Studies Workshop at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata (CSSSC henceforth). The call for participation in the workshop titled ‘Cultures of Violence’ highlighted …

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Campus casteism: How Professor Mandal is Fighting Back

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  Ritwik Balo Sixty years have passed since the Nazi Holocaust has been reportedly over. But for thousands of years, an invisible holocaust has been un-reportedly going on in this country. It is the kind of violence the Brahmin-Savarnas have done to the ‘backward’ castes of this country, who have been differently called the ‘untouchables’, …

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Caste atrocity in CSSS: Can the savarna apologize?

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  Georgy Kuruvilla Roy While the debate between Huma Dar and Partha Chatterjee over the past week has been enriching and enlightening; the point of this article however, is to show as Klemen Sarkoja sings “the structure of the joke is that this so called progressive intellectual, in order to score his small narcissistic point, …

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Remembering Babasaheb: Ambedkar Jayanti Celebrations At CSSSC

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  On 23rd April, 2014 1.00 pm onwards at CSSSC campus, Baishnabghata Patuli, Kolkata This April 14 is the first time that Government of India declared a national holiday to mark Babasaheb’s birth anniversary. This act must be seen not only in the context of the elections underway in the country but also as part …

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The Dilemma of an upwardly mobile, English speaking, Bengali Dalit woman

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  Drishadwati Bargi The rather long title could have been longer if it were to encapsulate the full range of the subjectivity of this scribe. It should have been “The dilemma of being an upwardly mobile, English speaking, Dalit Feminist and ideologue who is simultaneously a wannabe intellectual, a commodity fetishist and a person with …