ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Bridging the Dalit-Left-Liberal Divide

Language of Recent Student Protests

Dalit and Adivasi politics, long enslaved by liberal civil society, has found a new voice in the aftermath of Rohith Vemula's suicide and subsequent student protests. The left-liberal establishments will benefit from standing together with this subaltern democracy in resisting the Hindu right-wing forces.

This is a transcreation of a Malayalam essay written by B Rajeevan in Mathrubhoomi on 3 April 2016. Pooja Sagar ( who teaches at the School of New Humanities and Design, Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru, translated the piece from the original Malayalam

The political significance of Kanhaiya Kumar’s passionate address to the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) can be deciphered to reveal several interesting phenomena in contemporary Indian politics. It outlined the political desires of the student communities of India. However, these political desires have ramifications beyond the interests of students alone. This was a political manifesto of contemporary social and political challenges faced by Indian society.

New Democratic Agitation

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