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Fascism, Caste, Dead Capital | Kuriakose Mathew

Fascism, Caste, Dead Capital | Kuriakose Mathew

Dead capital is the capital that cannot (easily) be converted into investment. Hernando de Soto’s term dead capital could have been about India as well. The country has a huge stock of informal assets held by the poor that is not recognised by the law, but worth in billions. De Soto’s story however captures only one side of the Indian[Read More…]

Kuriakose Mathew – Kanhaiya and the Jatitva of the Indian Left and Right

Kuriakose Mathew – Kanhaiya and the Jatitva of the Indian Left and Right

Dictators often infantilize people. They portray the people as their children, and themselves as great patriarchs. Stalin to Chacha Nehru to Nasser, many have presented themselves as the authoritative father figure. At present, Xi Jinping is repeating the same, presenting himself as the Communist (or Confucian?) Father of the Chinese nation. Modi and Trump seem to be great exceptions to[Read More…]