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The Post-Mandal University

The Post-Mandal University

Early morning on the 22nd of January, the students in the University of Hyderabad spread across the campus to various departments to close them down. The joint action committee for social justice formed before Rohith Vemula’s death to lead the…

‘Surgical strike’ on black money and thereafter

‘Surgical strike’ on black money and thereafter

Part One [The Bengali version of this part was published on Guruchandali on 14 Nov, 2016 ] When we rage over corruption and black money in the country do we do so over wads of ill-gotten cash? Or, the reasons…

Angela Davis, Anuradha Ghandy, and BlackLivesMatter, DalitLivesMatter

Angela Davis, Anuradha Ghandy, and BlackLivesMatter, DalitLivesMatter

Left intellectual activists often find it necessary to pen historical accounts of the nature of the processes they have been struggling against—racism, casteism, patriarchy, capitalism and imperialism. Predictably, political partisans of the official positions in the higher academy invariably argue…