Majumdar, author of ‘The Firebird’, teaches world literature at Stanford University, US.
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.
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 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
One misunderstood thing about the term “liberal arts” is that it embodies a similar nomenclatural anachronism.