Surinder S. Jodhka

The writer is professor of sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Articles By Surinder S. Jodhka

Signposts for the Future

An effort at “unlocking” the essential Ambedkar, to open up a space to discuss the concerns he articulated and wrote about.

No return to ’80s

Attack on Nirankari gathering has triggered fears of return of militancy in Punjab. But the state, still haunted by violence, will maintain peace at all costs

Because caste didn’t go away

An ‘upgraded’ National Commission for Backward Classes expands policy framework on caste, but it must also acknowledge its evolving nature

Lessons of 1984

The violence must not be divorced from the larger context of that time.

Gurdwara as arena

HSGPC is a response to perceptions of SAD dominance over the SGPC.

Diversify this

The question of representation should not be reduced to one religious minority.

The purposes of ‘tradition’

Khaps are a cover for the crisis of patriarchal authority in northwest India