Avijit Pathak teaches at JNU
We have lost what made his ‘discovery’ possible — a spirit of nuanced dialogue, decolonised cosmopolitanism and cultural syncretism.
As people are reduced commodities and consumers, his moral engagement with self and society must be revisited as a protest ideology.
It has become an ideology of the powerful. Democratic societies need a plurality of knowledge systems
Devaluing study of liberal arts and humanities could damage the fabric of civilisation
JNU is still a role model for other universities. Students still fight elections without money or muscle power and there is a culture of debate.