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Articles by: Chetan Sinha

The politics of revivalism: Intersection of caste and Hindutva

The politics of revivalism: Intersection of caste and Hindutva

The nation does not mean number all the time. However, the assimilation of number with the Hindutva self has created a situation of the legitimacy of the Hindu nation. The current results of the 2019 election stamped the majoritarian mindset in India. The great victory of the rightwing protagonists’ party Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP)[1] challenged the minority mindset that India[Read More…]

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Normalization of Hindutva politics and Saffron modernity in India

Normalization of Hindutva politics and Saffron modernity in India

Right-wing extremists’ politics in India has now stamped absolutely as an authentic politics in the majority expectation. Now the question is about its future concerning India as a nation laden in the cultural foundation of conservatism and purity. Does India, as a society, will be moulded through the power of right-wing politics into a single cultural system?  The recent rise[Read More…]

Authentic leader, Hindu Self and Indian Neoliberalism

Authentic leader, Hindu Self and Indian Neoliberalism

An authentic leader is a group leader and fulfils the expectations of the group. Typical authentic leaders are true to their selves, personal values and display consistency between their words and deeds generating trust and performance from their followers[1]. However, they can’t be so neutral and open, as the values, words and convictions may do correspond to the democratic ethos[Read More…]

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Development, identity dominance and the politics of “doing” in India

Development, identity dominance and the politics of “doing” in India

“Most dangerous person in the world is the person who believes he has discovered the meaning of life” (Isaiah Berlin) Corporatisation is not development and market control does not mean freedom of choice. The current observation of right-wing populist[1] understanding about the various sociopolitical notions directly shows the prevalence of right-wing mindset at the general level. Some of the debates[Read More…]

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Identity dynamics, social inclusion and invisibility of domestic workers

Identity dynamics, social inclusion and invisibility of domestic workers

Domestic workers are the most underrepresented occupational identities in the informal sector. As compared with the western evidences, Indian domestic workers have to bear the brunt of being from lower caste. The present article reflects upon these workers’ social identity dynamics and positioning their selves in the domestic work context.The intrinsic values attached to any job denotes the attractiveness for[Read More…]

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Freedom, Diversity And Representations In Universities

Freedom, Diversity And Representations In Universities

The present crisis of respecting the viewpoints of diverse group in the higher education system in India questions the idea of freedom.The examples such as ‘the barricading of Jawaharlal Nehru University’s (JNU), ‘Freedom Square’ sometime back showed that freedom to protest and offer resistance to the despotic policies are not only discouraged but are embarrassing to the university administration. However,[Read More…]