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Prakash Shah

Prakash Shah

Prakash Shah is a Reader in Culture and Law at Queen Mary University of London.

Aetiology of Subversion: The Delhi Riots of 2020
Book Reviews

Aetiology of Subversion: The Delhi Riots of 2020

Prakash Shah- October 17, 2020

Organised criminal networks will be drawing lessons from the Delhi conflagration but so must the Indian authorities. The international community, whose members have either remained ... Read More

Enduring religion in the Kashmir conflict
Archives, Commentary

Enduring religion in the Kashmir conflict

Prakash Shah- September 21, 2019

The Kashmir conflict gets a religious hue because of the dominating framework of secularized Christianity as well as the Islamic challenges to it. Both frameworks ... Read More

The Ineptitude of the Post-Colonials: A response to Dr. Shalini Sharma
Archives, Commentary

The Ineptitude of the Post-Colonials: A response to Dr. Shalini Sharma

Prakash Shah- November 10, 2017

If Edward Said is a post-colonial theorist, then, at best, we can say that Balagangadhara accepts only some of Said’s insights, while showing how they ... Read More

The British Caste Law: Reflections on the Role of Hindus
Archives, Rights (Discrimination & Appeasement)

The British Caste Law: Reflections on the Role of Hindus

Prakash Shah- April 24, 2017

This article narrates the role played by UK Hindus in contesting the legislation on caste and attempts to draw out some lessons. Read More

Lakshmi on the BBC
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Lakshmi on the BBC

Prakash Shah- October 20, 2016

This is a comment on the BBC In Our Time programme, on Lakshmi, broadcasted on 6 October 2016. Read More

UK’s Labour Party Stands against Modi
Archives, Commentary

UK’s Labour Party Stands against Modi

Prakash Shah- October 23, 2015

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is due to make a much-anticipated visit to the UK on 12-14 November 2015. Of benefit to both countries, the visit ... Read More

Caste, critique and colonial consciousness: A response to Meena Dhanda
Archives, Identity (Distortion & Appropriation)

Caste, critique and colonial consciousness: A response to Meena Dhanda

Prakash Shah- September 13, 2015

Foreword The article below is a response to Meena Dhanda’s article “Anti-castism and misplaced nativism: Mapping caste as an aspect of race in the July/August 2015 ... Read More