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Jyotirmaya Tripathy

Jyotirmaya Tripathy

Jyotirmaya Tripathy is Professor in the faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras.

Intellectuals’ Labor Lost, Misdirected: Time to Regain Relevance
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Intellectuals’ Labor Lost, Misdirected: Time to Regain Relevance

Jyotirmaya Tripathy- January 5, 2021

Running a democracy like India that abounds in thousand fault-lines is quite a task, something even many older Western industrial democracies will admit. If the ... Read More

Culture War after Article 370: It is for the Left Liberals to Lose it
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Culture War after Article 370: It is for the Left Liberals to Lose it

Jyotirmaya Tripathy- September 24, 2019

For millions of Indians, it is the political right which is disruptive, facilitator of change and progressive in terms of protecting lower class/lower caste interest ... Read More

A Temple for Romila Thapar?
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A Temple for Romila Thapar?

Jyotirmaya Tripathy- September 12, 2019

Whether Thapar herself engineered this revolt or manipulated her bhakts in JNUTA to go ballistic the way they did is anybody’s guess. But prima facie ... Read More

Intellectualism as power and intellectuals as mercenaries
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Intellectualism as power and intellectuals as mercenaries

Jyotirmaya Tripathy- April 9, 2019

A professor teaching at a Chennai based journalism school, accused of sexually exploiting his own students young enough to be his grand-children, was actively supported ... Read More

Intellectuals are contemporary anomalies
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Intellectuals are contemporary anomalies

Jyotirmaya Tripathy- March 14, 2019

In desperation to remain relevant so as to engineer a proletarian utopia, Indian intellectuals go beyond interpreting the world for the people; they prescribe the ... Read More

MeToo Movement and its Contradictions
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MeToo Movement and its Contradictions

Jyotirmaya Tripathy- November 12, 2018

Seeing women’s experience through MeToo has its momentary kick that connects Indian women with their Western sisters, but that cannot wish away the fact that ... Read More

The imperative of decolonizing Indian education
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The imperative of decolonizing Indian education

Jyotirmaya Tripathy- November 2, 2018

Nehruvian understanding of society left no room for any organic engagement with India’s traditions; rather it created a complex of academics, intellectuals, publishing houses and ... Read More