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COVER STORY

31-01-2020

Attack on JNU

When masked goons attacked students at JNU

Briefing

Post-democratic state

Aijaz Ahmad Cover Story
A historically novel kind of state seems to be arising in many corners of the world, which combines elements derived selectively from the two classic forms of the capitalist state, the liberal and the fascist. India under Narendra Modi too may be moving in that direction.
First-person Account

‘This political regime is destroying the university’

Sucharita Sen Cover Story
A first-person account of the violence on the JNU campus on January 5, by Professor Sucharita Sen, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU.
Attack on JNU

Violence targeted at Dalit and Muslim students

Ziya Us Salam Cover Story
The main targets of the masked assailants were Dalit and Muslim students and those with Left affiliation.

Terror on the JNU campus

The brutal attack on JNU students by masked intruders and the ham-handed approach of the administration and the police in the entire episode draw widespread condemnation, strengthening support for the students and infusing more energy into the movement against the government’s suppression of dissent.

A corner for god

Literature
Kannada short story.
Amitabh Bachchan

Amitabh Bachchan: Enduring icon

Although the film career of Amitabh Bachchan, recently conferred the Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement, peaked in the 1970s and 1980s, it was what he accomplished post-2000 that deserves greater credit.
U.S. in Iraq

U.S. troops as targets

John Cherian World Affairs
The bombing of the Kataib Hizbollah camps and the murder of Soleimani have made the presence of U.S. troops in Iraq unfeasible.
Indus Valley

Sangam ‘bridge’ links Indus-Vaigai cultures

Heritage
Interview with R. Balakrishnan, writer, poet and retired civil servant on his latest book “Journey of a Civilization: Indus to Vaigai”.
Tension in Iran

Looming war clouds in Iran

Vijay Prashad World Affairs
Even as Iran has been forced to respond to the United States following the assassination of General Qassem Soleimani, there is a deep sense of dismay for the future that promises either an asymmetrical war or the continuation of the hybrid war by the U.S.
Soleimani assassination

Suicidal assassination of Qassem Soleimani

John Cherian World Affairs
The assassination of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani on the orders of U.S. President Trump has redrawn the battle lines in the West Asian region.
Human rights reports on Kashmir

Kashmir: Death of expectations

Anando Bhakto The Nation
A human rights group reports that in 2019 Kashmir saw a marked escalation in the scale of violence and the crackdown by security forces, while another warns that approval for militancy is growing in the Valley.
Jharkhand

Jharkhand: Discord in the ruling front

As promised in the JMM’s election manifesto, Hemant Soren has withdrawn all cases relating to the Pathalgadi movement. But the Congress, its alliance partner in the State, objects to a blanket withdrawal.
Ladakh

Ladakh: Identity concerns

Divya Trivedi The Nation
People in Ladakh fear for their indigenous culture and fragile environment and want the Union Territory to be included in the Sixth Schedule as the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A has left it vulnerable to outside meddling.
Citizenship (Amendment) Act

The social cost of disenfranchisement

Abusaleh Shariff The Nation
The Muslim community is facing unprecedented levels of institutionalised bias. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act and the NRC are likely to aggravate its distress.
West Bengal

CAA protests: Political see-saw in West Bengal

With civic elections round the corner, the ruling Trinamool Congress appears to have gained an edge over the BJP in West Bengal.
Assam and CAA

CAA protests: Winds of change in Assam

Sushanta Talukdar The Nation
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act has triggered a resurgence of regionalism in Assam and fuelled speculation about a new party that may be formed to take on the ruling dispensation and its agenda which is perceived to be violative of the Assam Accord.
Protest at Shaheen Bagh

CAA protests: Making it count in Delhi

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
Women of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh lead a silent revolution against the CAA, the NRC, and the NPP, braving cold weather conditions.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A poet of defiance, transcending ideology

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
More than 35 years after his death in 1984, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Pakistani Marxist poet, has become the toast of India. From Delhi to Ahmedabad, ...

Spontaneous countrywide upsurge against the CAA

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
The government, in spite of the growing countrywide opposition to the CAA, takes a defiant stand.

Post-democratic state

Aijaz Ahmad Cover Story
A historically novel kind of state seems to be arising in many corners of the world, which combines elements derived selectively from the two classic forms of the capitalist state, the liberal and the fascist. India under Narendra Modi too may be moving in that direction.

Terror on the JNU campus

The brutal attack on JNU students by masked intruders and the ham-handed approach of the administration and the police in the entire episode draw widespread condemnation, strengthening support for the students and infusing more energy into the movement against the government’s suppression of dissent.
Struggle against fee hike

Roots of the struggle against the fee hike in JNU

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
The JNU students’ protest against a recent massive hike in fees is part of a larger movement against the privatisation of higher education.
First-person account

‘I kept running non-stop…’

Avinash Kumar Cover Story
The first-person account of Avinash Kumar, Assistant Professor in Political Studies at the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, JNU.
First-person Account

‘This political regime is destroying the university’

Sucharita Sen Cover Story
A first-person account of the violence on the JNU campus on January 5, by Professor Sucharita Sen, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, JNU.
Assam and CAA

CAA protests: Winds of change in Assam

Sushanta Talukdar The Nation
The Citizenship (Amendment) Act has triggered a resurgence of regionalism in Assam and fuelled speculation about a new party that may be formed to take on the ruling dispensation and its agenda which is perceived to be violative of the Assam Accord.
Protest at Shaheen Bagh

CAA protests: Making it count in Delhi

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
Women of Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh lead a silent revolution against the CAA, the NRC, and the NPP, braving cold weather conditions.
Faiz Ahmed Faiz

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A poet of defiance, transcending ideology

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
More than 35 years after his death in 1984, Faiz Ahmed Faiz, the Pakistani Marxist poet, has become the toast of India. From Delhi to Ahmedabad, ...

Spontaneous countrywide upsurge against the CAA

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
The government, in spite of the growing countrywide opposition to the CAA, takes a defiant stand.

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