Kathputli Colony, home to puppeteers, dancers, singers and folk artists, has been in turmoil ever since it was taken up for in-situ redevelopment in 2014. With tension escalating over the past month, The Indian Express attempts to understand why residents are refusing to leave their homes
While the book largely reproduces the lectures by academicians, there are some additions including an introduction by Professor Janaki Nair, references of other texts on the topics covered, as well as photographs taken during the movement at JNU.
The slum, home to nearly 3,500 puppeteers, magicians, singers and musicians, was up in arms against what they called another attempt to take away land from them, and “forcefully” evict them from their homes.
What do you do when books cost more than college fee? If you’re a Delhi University student, you head to the nearest photocopy shop. Indian Express visit the campus to see what keeps photocopy machines running.
Speaking at the fifth annual convocation of Ambedkar University, he explained that ‘secular’ referred to the “Indian definition” of respecting all religions and not the “Western” notion which meant “disrespecting” it.