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Articles by: Shiveshwar Kundu

Why JNU Would Be Difficult To Save?

Why JNU Would Be Difficult To Save?

Through the title I don’t want to shed a sense of pessimism about the future of Jawaharlal Nehru University, instead my attempt is to lay bare the context which is indeed very frustrating and demotivating. Also, being in the campus from the last two year it seemed to me that somewhere down the line a crisis is also emanating from[Read More…]

From Kanaiyah Kumar To Jignesh Mewani…

From Kanaiyah Kumar To Jignesh Mewani…

Any claim of justice is incomplete, unless it doesn’t reconcile the dimension of recognition and redistribution. Dalit and left politics need to grasp this broader zone of injustice which is constitutive of both cultural misrecognition and economic exploitation. 2014 general election was an important juncture in the life of Indian democracy for the following reasons- no one had imagined that[Read More…]

 Can There Be ‘Love And Compassion’ In Politics?

 Can There Be ‘Love And Compassion’ In Politics?

(Acknowledgement: I am grateful to Dr. Ajay Gudavarthy for the provocative discussions in the class which led to writing this paper.) (Abstract: Emotions in politics are always being neglected and side-lined. Liberal democracies broad understanding of public sphere which is based on ‘reason’ and ‘individual freedom’ is backfiring.It is in this background this paper tries to shed some light on[Read More…]