Recent events at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the Delhi University showcase the implicit command of the right wing political forces in controlling the academic environment. However, this communal-casteist agenda of the Sangh Parivaar needs a comprehensive rebuff. The perspectives of the Left and Dalit-Bahujan intelligentsia have the needed intellectual capacity and argumentative rigor to show the Sangh Parivar its place in the academic world. Says Harish Wankhede in his article for Pragoti.
Sonal Shah's Membership Has Expired, writes Vijay Prashad in a follow up to his article on Shah and her past associations with the Hindu Right earlier. Sonal Shah, for those not in the know, serves on the advisory board for president-elect Barack Obama's presidential transition team.The earlier article can be found here.