Avijit Pathak

Avijit Pathak teaches at JNU

In troubled times, walk with the poet
Wed, May 09, 2018

As militant nationalists create an environment of fear and violence, Tagore reminds us of the possibility of exploring India as a civilisation — not merely as a nation.

The presence of Nehru’s absence
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

We have lost what made his ‘discovery’ possible — a spirit of nuanced dialogue, decolonised cosmopolitanism and cultural syncretism.

Gandhi, the subversive
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

As people are reduced commodities and consumers, his moral engagement with self and society must be revisited as a protest ideology.

Hubris of science
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

It has become an ideology of the powerful. Democratic societies need a plurality of knowledge systems

A society that forgets its poet
Tue, Jul 04, 2017

Devaluing study of liberal arts and humanities could damage the fabric of civilisation

JNU’s enemy without, within
Mon, Nov 07, 2016

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.