Ashis Nandy

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Name: Ashis Nandy
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

World View: Nobel Peace Prize and A Tale of Two Nations

If two of their citizens can work for a common goal, their governments too could do better in finding common groundOne is Muslim, the other Hindu. One a Pakistani, the other Indian. One a school girl just starting out in life, the other a man with decades ... [Published Bangalore Mirror - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 11 2014 - Updated Oct 11 2014 - 2 reports

Satyarthi's Nobel gets muted response

When an Indian citizen had last won a Nobel Prize - Amartya Sen for Economics in 1998 - the prize was much celebrated in the country, and the winner was awarded a Bharat Ratna the next year. But that was 16 years ago. Today, even as another Indian, Kailash ... [Published Sify - Oct 11 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

Remaking in India

PM has given himself an image makeover by plugging into potent symbolsThe debate over what Narendra Modi actually achieved in the US and in his first few months in power will continue. But what is certain is that there are few politicians who have engineered ... [Published Times of India - Oct 05 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Social sciences

In times like these, when social structures are changing rapidly, a need to study the social sciences arises (“A return to social sciences,” Oct.1). As a student of sociology I can say that most of the studies we refer to are that of Rajni Kothari, Guha, ... [Published The Hindu - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

The race for Mary Kom

Popular culture, especially Bollywood, is happy to sacrifice race at the altar of economicsThis morning I saw a photograph circulating on the internet of a young black couple and their six little babies that was a sharp, bitter reminder of racist stereotypes ... [Published DNA India - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Modi and the criminalization of Indian politics

The election of Narendra Modi as India’s prime minister in May, with strong backing from the country’s capitalist class, placed a mass murderer at the head of the world’s largest democracy. It was a shocking and unprecedented development whose consequences ... [Published Axis of Logic - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Sep 16 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

RSS Targets Punjab And The Sikh Predominance

Countercurrents.orgThe Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), described by eminent sociologist Ashis Nandy as fountainhead of ‘demonic and seductive Indian religious nationalism’ seems to have put Punjab on its radar. Its chief Mohan Bhagwat finished a five-day ... [Published Counter Currents - Sep 16 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

Modi and the criminalization of Indian politics

The election of Narendra Modi as India’s prime minister in May, with strong backing from the country’s capitalist class, placed a mass murderer at the head of the world’s largest democracy. It was a shocking and unprecedented development whose consequences ... [Published Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Sep 11 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 1 reports

A film of possibility

Shanta GokhaleGirish Kasarvalli's film, Ananthamurthy - Not A Documentary But A Hypothesis, screened at FDZone on Saturday, explores the writings, ideas and ideology of the socialist-Gandhian novelist-thinker U R Ananthamurthy. The title is intriguing. ... [Published Mumbai Mirror - Sep 11 2014]
First reported Jul 23 2014 - Updated Jul 23 2014 - 1 reports

The reticent chronicler

Granville “Red” Austin, 87, passed away at his home on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on July 6. His name is known in India because of two definitive books that he wrote, one about the making of the Indian Constitution (Indian Constitution: Cornerstone ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 23 2014]
First reported May 31 2014 - Updated May 31 2014 - 1 reports

A useful ignorance

In recent weeks, there has been much talk of a growing challenge to the ‘Nehruvian consensus’. Influenced by this chatter, two journalists, one Indian, the other Western, asked me to comment on whether Narendra Modi becoming prime minister would mean ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 31 2014]
First reported May 08 2014 - Updated May 09 2014 - 1 reports

Politics of the sacred

Indians love premature celebrations almost as much as they seem to like disappointment. Any world cup final in cricket in which India has been a contender will suffice as a case study: the victorious dances the moment the match begins, and, then, when ... [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 08 2014]

Quotes

"The Nobel Committee has shown a lot of imagination," Nandy said. "i hope both sides see this as an opportunity to open up, though i'm afraid it will turn into the usual nationalist clap-trap."
...nthusiasm" in lauding the Nobel Prize to Satyarthi in India and to Yousafzai in Pakistan, says Ashis Nandy, one of India's leading social scientist. "i don't want to get into the strengths or flaws of the man (satyarthi). but child labour is not a very appealing subject. the indian middle class agrees that child labour is not a happy thing but would want to say little on it publicly" Nandy says of the relatively muted response that Satyarthi's Nobel has evoked among India's industry, intellectuals, politicians, activists and the media...

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World View: Nobel Peace Prize and A Tale of Two... [Published Bangalore Mirror - Oct 12 2014]
Satyarthi's Nobel gets muted response [Published Sify - Oct 11 2014]
Satyarthi's Nobel gets muted response [Published Business Standard India - Oct 11 2014]
Remaking in India [Published Times of India - Oct 05 2014]
Social sciences [Published The Hindu - Oct 01 2014]
The race for Mary Kom [Published DNA India - Sep 27 2014]
Modi and the criminalization of Indian politics [Published Axis of Logic - Sep 20 2014]
RSS Targets Punjab And The Sikh Predominance [Published Counter Currents - Sep 16 2014]
Modi and the criminalization of Indian politics [Published Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives - Sep 11 2014]
A film of possibility [Published Mumbai Mirror - Sep 11 2014]
The reticent chronicler [Published Calcutta Telegraph - Jul 23 2014]
A useful ignorance [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 31 2014]
A summer game for all seasons [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 23 2014]
Could India’s Next Prime Minister Be a Hindu Ex... [Published The Nation - May 13 2014]
Politics of the sacred [Published Calcutta Telegraph - May 08 2014]
The Fundamental Trouble with Narendra Modi [Published 3quarksdaily - Apr 28 2014]
Supreme Court imposes stay on Ashis Nandy’s arrest [Published Topnews.in - Feb 01 2013]
FIR registered against Ashis Nandy under SC/ST Act [Published Topnews.in - Jan 26 2013]
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The Fundamental Trouble with Narendra Modi [Published 3quarksdaily - Apr 28 2014]
by Kathleen Goodwin In the spring of 2012, I spent four weeks in Delhi conducting interviews for my senior thesis, an analysis of the systematic massacre of 3,000 members of the Delhi Sikh community in the aftermath of Indira Gandhi's assassination ...
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