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Multiple lives Superhuman or fallible? Hirsh Sawhney considers the complicated existence of Mahatma Gandhi

Multiple lives Superhuman or fallible? Hirsh Sawhney considers the complicated existence of Mahatma Gandhi

HIRSH SAWHNEY FEBRUARY 19, 2019 THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT The leading international weekly for literary culture In 1919, the First World War had been won, thanks in large part to the contribution of more than 1 million Indian soldiers fighting on the side of the Allied powers, some of whom had been forcibly enlisted into the British armed forces. The British… Read more →

“Azaadi”

“Azaadi”

by Umer BeighFeb 20, 2019  A young man in his 20s broke the news to his friends while they were eating in a park in Srinagar. “Burhan is dead,” he whispered. It was July 7, 2016. Over the preceding five years, 22-year-old Burhan Wani had become the face of militant opposition to the Indian occupation of the Himalayan region of Kashmir…. Read more →

GLOBALISATION AND THE DALITS Dr. Anand Teltumbde

GLOBALISATION AND THE DALITS Dr. Anand Teltumbde

INTRODUCTION Globalisation in a Historical Perspective The doctrinal basis of today’s globalisation is provided by the “neo-liberalism” that represented revival of economic liberalism propounded by Adam Smith in 1776 in his famous book titled, “Wealth of Nations”. Economic liberalism advocated the abolition of the government intervention in economic matters; it considered fee trade was the best way for a nation’s… Read more →

'There Is No Such Thing as Emancipatory Technology': Marxist Scholar David Harvey

‘There Is No Such Thing as Emancipatory Technology’: Marxist Scholar David Harvey

In an interview with The Wire, Harvey talks about the problems of neo-liberalism and the surge of populist and right-wing politics. British scholar David Harvey is one of the most renowned Marxist scholars in the world today. His course on Karl Marx’s Capital is highly popular and has even been turned into a series on YouTube. Harvey is known for his support… Read more →

Hindu nationalism and the ‘saffronisation of the public sphere’: an interview with Christophe Jaffrelot

Hindu nationalism and the ‘saffronisation of the public sphere’: an interview with Christophe Jaffrelot

Edward Andersona and Christophe Jaffrelotb a Centre of South Asian Studies, Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; b Centre de Recherches Internationales, Sciences Po, Paris, France ABSTRACT This in-depth interview with Professor Christophe Jaffrelot – one of the world’s most distinguished, prolific, and versatile scholars of contemporary South… Read more →

Revolution in the head: how Eric Hobsbawm became a communist national treasure He ended his life a British national treasure but Eric Hobsbawm never lost faith in his youthful communism

Revolution in the head: how Eric Hobsbawm became a communist national treasure He ended his life a British national treasure but Eric Hobsbawm never lost faith in his youthful communism

by John Bew / January 29, 2019 / Leave a comment Published in March 2019 issue of Prospect Magazine As a bookish grammar school boy in north-west London in the mid-1930s, described by his cousin as “ugly as sin but a mind,” Eric Hobsbawm fantasised in his diary about bringing about a communist revolution in Britain. Based on his reading of Russian and Irish… Read more →

நான் என்றும் மக்கள் ஊழியனே…

நான் என்றும் மக்கள் ஊழியனே…

ஏழ்மையை ஒழிப்பதற்குப் பதிலாக, ‘ஏழை’களுக்கு தனி ஒதுக்கீடு வழங்குவதில் ஜெட் வேகத்தில் அரசு இயந்திரம் செயல்பட்டதைக் கண்ணுற்ற பின்னணியில், காலம் காலமாக சமூகத்தில் ஒடுக்கப்பட்டு கிடந்த பட்டியலின, பழங்குடியின், சமூக-கல்வி ரீதியாகப் பிற்படுத்தப்பட்ட மக்களின் வாழ்க்கை மேம்பாட்டிற்காக உழைத்தவர்களின் போராட்டங்கள் எத்தகைய எதிர்ப்புகளை சந்தித்து வந்தன என்பதை அறிந்த பின்னணியில் பார்க்கும்போது, அரசு இயந்திரத்தின் மிகமுக்கியமான கண்ணியான இந்திய ஆட்சிப் பணியில் இருந்து கொண்டே சமூக நீதியை நிலைநாட்டப் பாடுபட முடியும் என்பதை இன்று வரை நிரூபித்து வருபவர் திரு. பி.எஸ். கிருஷ்ணன். இந்த… Read more →

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