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A Life of Rare Richness

A fellow economist and friend looks back at Ashok Mitra's intellectual contributions and the wide range of his experiences, associations, and interests.

University and the Nation

If nationalist sentiments are the only and final prerogative to belong to an academic community, then it must also be reiterated, a university has no business to share these sentiments. The founding figures of JNU knew it and it is upon the entire community of students, teachers and concerned citizens to safeguard the university against such jingoistic versions of nationalism.

Revisiting Agrarian Bihar

Social Power and Everyday Class Relations: Agrarian Transformation in North Bihar by Anand Chakravarti; Sage Publications, New Delhi, 2001; pp 311, Rs 525.

In Pursuit of Enlightenment

My hearty congratulations to Meera Nanda for her ‘Case for Indian Enlightenment’ (EPW, July 7, 2001). Though she is correct in criticising Marxists in India and outside for their total neglect even of class enlightenment, her criticism of Marx on the same point is not justified. He had given relatively the most advanced philosophical and methodological tool to Marxists and communists world over to develop and innovate, in order to make it capable of revolutionising their respective societies.
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