Friday, April 14, 2017

Quote Selective, Drape Progressive – The “RIGHT” WAY !!


This epistle is a response to a masquerading intellectual who had contrived an article titled “Lengthy Slogans, Lousy Research – Of Force and Farce: Why Progressive UGC regulations have rattled nerves at JNU” that figured on the edit page of Times of India dated 8th April, 2017. The reference to his piece is provided at the end of this article.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

The Role of Three C’s – Caste, Class and Communalism in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election

Dr. Manjur Ali

In recently concluded round of state assembly elections, Uttar Pradesh results have been the most astounding as well as crucial for future course of national politics. The scale of BJP’s victory has confounded many observers, especially in view of no perceptible Modi wave as was the case during 2014 Lok Sabha elections. So how does one make sense of these results? Should one view it as a verdict in favor of demonetization by poor? Is it endorsement of heady cocktail of ‘nationalism plus development’ as BJP preaches? Or is it an endorsement of its Hindutva politics? Present article is an attempt to interrogate the role of ‘Caste, Class and Communalism’ in UP elections to have a nuanced understanding of the verdict. (Vikalp Editorial Team)