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Shiv Visvanathan

The writer is a social scientist

When India reworks its democracy, Kashmir could become a part of us
Fri, Aug 23, 2019

The Humpty Dumpty we call Kashmir cannot be put together again till we re-invent our democracy. August 15, 2019, might be the beginning or the end of it. That is the question India has to answer.

In the Republic of lynching
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

In this sense the lynch squad is not pathological but part of the normalcy of a paranoid society, of a politics of suspicion which has no purpose. Rumor becomes a way of processing anxiety. It is almost as if violence has a social function when law breaks down.

The philosopher cartoonist
Wed, Jan 28, 2015

Laxman’s cartoons expressed the artlessness and helplessness of citizenship.

All resemblances are not coincidental
Thu, Mar 19, 2009

The eerie similarity between Sanjay Gandhi and Narendra Modi’s visions of order

A tale of two cities
Wed, Feb 25, 2009

Delhi-6 can teach Slumdog Millionaire a thing or two about Indian aspirations