Majumdar, author of ‘The Firebird’, teaches world literature at Stanford University, US.
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 is a series where authors will enlist the books they are reading (or not) during this time. This week, Saikat Majumdar does the same.
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.
MGR’s 104th birth anniversary: Rare photos of the beloved actor-politician