However "elitist" the current outcry against rape in India may seem, its intellectual content and exponential possibilities clearly suggest that the good fight has been joined in a concerted manner for the first time.
It should be obvious by now that a majority of Dalit and Muslim organizations are opposed to the sort of denigration of parliament that seems inherent in the Anna putsch as it has developed over the last few days.
These are heady days in India. An orgy is underway in many parts, as angels of virtue shriek holy imprecations, ostensibly, to exorcise the demon “Corruption,” a word that has a nice Biblical-post-lapsarian ring to it.
Ask any ordinary Indian citizen whether the bulk of their elected representatives or members of the administrative tribe ever really can be trusted to square with them on any issue at hand—from the burst water pipeline, to the price of foo...
I was asked the other day what kinds of people I thought to be the greatest danger to the “idea of India.” Yet my simple point was that the answer to the question must depend greatly on how one is placed within the nation-state.
The Special Investigation Team entrusted by the Supreme Court of India to enquire into the culpabilities with respect especially to the gruesome killings at the Gulbarg Society has now submitted its report to the honourable Court.
Born 26th feb.,1941 in Kashmir; Ph.D Madison, Wisconsin,1976; Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Fel... more
Born 26th feb.,1941 in Kashmir; Ph.D Madison, Wisconsin,1976; Fulbright Scholar and Fulbright Fellow (1972 and 1984); Scholarly publication: Dickens and the Dialectic of Growth, Univ., of Wisconsin Press, Madison, WI, 1986; Scholarly Articles on Literary Theory, Culture/Language, History, Educational Ideology, Politics of Development and individual English writers; Raina's Ghalib, Writers' Workshop, Calcutta, 1984--interpretive transliterations of the poet; English Teacher, Kirori Mal College, Delhi University (four decades); rtd., 2006 Contributiions on politics/culture/ideology in all major dailies and journals in india; some 120 columns in ZNet;(2006-date) Activism in issues related to anti-communal/anti-fascist politics; anti-imperialist movements; womens's issues; other left/democratic praxis. See also www.killingtrain.com/badriraina for non-Znet materials.