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Identity Politics
Opinion  /  Published 12.07.19

When the State lets people die

Sometime in 1959, when I was still in kindergarten, I recollect that my school was closed for an unscheduled period of time. There was violence in the city. My parents would become very agitated after...
By Anup Sinha in

Opinion  /  Published 27.06.19

What's in a name? Often, it is caste

Sometime ago there was a bit of trouble in registering South Indian names on the income tax department’s portal for getting a permanent account number — the portal refused to register the applican...
By A.R. Venkatachalapathy in

Opinion  /  Published 28.04.19

And so we are on the fences

And so we are. Indeed. Where else would we be? These are our fences. We made them. But we choose not to see them. At the best of times. At the worst of times. Our fences are what we choose not to see....
By Sankarshan Thakur in

Opinion  /  Published 17.04.19

When history is a weapon

History has been used and abused for centuries by governments in power to legitimize their political ideologies and agendas. Textbooks play a very important role in the process since their target audi...
By Shuvatri Dasgupta in

North East  /  Published 02.04.19

‘Foreigner’ families fight for identity

It’s a poignant tale of two families from diverse districts of Assam living in separate detention centres but bound in suffering wrought by the battle over influx and the need to establish their Ind...
By Sudeshna Pal in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 09.03.19

Fukuyama augurs apocalypse of 'identity politics'

In the early Nineties, Fukuyama shot to fame with the End of History — a doomsday text more cited than the Communist Manifesto in post-Glasnost cultural studies, seldom read. In 2001, he made a brie...
By Deeptanil Ray in


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