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  • JNU’s chutzpah

    JNU’s chutzpah

    Emeritus Professorships are for life, and the terms of engagement afford no scope for periodic reviews, as the distinguished economist, Prabhat Patnaik ~ also of the same stature ~ has pointed out.

    September 4, 2019
  • JNU teachers’ association demands apology as JNU administration seeks Romila Thapar’s CV

    JNU teachers’ association demands apology as JNU administration seeks Romila Thapar’s CV

    JNUTA called University's move a 'deliberate attempt to try and dishonour those who have been critical of the current administration.'

    September 2, 2019
  • After filmmakers’ call to oust BJP, now 200 writers appeal to ‘vote out hate politics’

    After filmmakers’ call to oust BJP, now 200 writers appeal to ‘vote out hate politics’

    The statement has been signed by over 200 writers from across India with names such as Arundhati Roy, Amitav Ghosh, Jerry Pinto, Romila Thapar and Girish Karnad as part of it.

    April 2, 2019
  • Tryst with Democracy~I

    Tryst with Democracy~I

    This attitude of the voters to stay away from voting, either under threat or because of their reluctance, drives one to the conclusion that in the first case the authorities, responsible for ensuring peaceful polling, have failed in their duty. In the second case, the citizens are not sufficiently educated to realise the importance of their voting right which is embodied in the Constitution. Therefore, to empower the people, not mere literacy, but universal quality education is an urgent need.

    December 6, 2018
  • Romila Thapar’s plea on five rights activists rejected by Supreme Court

    Romila Thapar’s plea on five rights activists rejected by Supreme Court

    The five activists -- Sudha Bhardwaj, Varavara Rao, Gautam Navlakha, Vernon Gonsalves and Arun Ferreira -- were arrested on August 28 from various cities on charges of having Maoist links.

    October 27, 2018
  • Overdose of labels

    Overdose of labels

    It was a good question, one that the government will not find easy to answer, that noted historian Romila Thapar asked when demanding a definition of “urban Naxal” ~ the latest label those wielding authority have begun to stick on anyone with the temerity to dissent with official thinking. Or, as critics, would insist, its …

    October 3, 2018
  • ‘Fashionable Vedas’

    ‘Fashionable Vedas’

    The fifth convocation of Presidency University will be noted for the exceptionally profound and the profane. The first category must cover the distinguished ancient Indian historian, Romila Thapar’s convocation address, remarkably bereft of sanctimonious homilies that mark such occasions, but dense in its content and with an implicit message to the establishment. The other side …

    August 22, 2017