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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Saikat Majumdar

Majumdar, author of ‘The Firebird’, teaches world literature at Stanford University, US.

Current suspicion of higher education in US may outstay Trump
Tue, Nov 10, 2020

It comes rather from a wide swathe of poor and blue-collar whites, who feel excluded and disenfranchised by the process of globalisation

Lockdown reading: Saikat Majumdar shares the books he is reading
Tue, May 12, 2020

Lockdown Reading is a series where authors will enlist the books they are reading (or not) during this time. This week, Saikat Majumdar does the same. 

Ironies and barricades: How between JNU and BHU, we see the brutal distance that separates us as a nation
Fri, Nov 22, 2019

At this moment, the two faces of student protest couldn’t be farther apart from each other. No denying that they are vastly different in scale and intensity, to say nothing of the fact that any activity in JNU is always on-camera nationwide in a way no other university in the country is.

There may not be a word for lynching in most Indian languages. We need one.
Sat, Oct 12, 2019

It is strange because it is new. Always. Even after 4,743 bodies — the number of people lynched between 1882 and 1968 in the United States, as estimated by the NAACP, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

The liberal professional?
Fri, Jun 07, 2019

The idea of energising professional education with elements of liberal education in draft education policy hints at some possibilities of resolution of conflict between the two streams

The Liberal Art Of Dissent
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

One misunderstood thing about the term “liberal arts” is that it embodies a similar nomenclatural anachronism.