ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Denationalised Elites and Their Search for Global Ranking of Higher Education Institutions

India’s denationalised intellectuals may help us realise the common concerns of the West and India. But they displace India’s historical universals. Their search for the global ranking of higher educational institutions is devoid of moral and intellectual concerns for a national-popular collective will.

Gujarati Intellectuals and History Writing in the Colonial Period

The aim of this paper is to examine how the Gujarati intellectuals in the colonial period narrated their regional history and in that process presented a specific notion of Gujarat and the Gujaratis. In the 19th century, Indian elites in general began to reformulate caste and religious identities and articulate regional identity and Indian nationalism by appropriating and modifying certain ideas and idioms introduced under British rule and others existing in the local society. This paper analyses some representative narratives of regional history by the late-19th century Gujarati literati and considers how they were linked with the identity-formation of the people in this region in the long term.

Calcutta Diary

The parallel with the likes of Silvio Berlusconi is breathtaking: non-Christians, according to the Berlusconis, do not belong to civilisation; the non-Hindus, according to the 'parivar' and its cohorts, are no part of civilisation. In both instances, the uncivilised ones qualify for liquidation. The domestic cognoscenti, however, are one-eyed Jacks. To all appearances they have their hearts in the right place; they have protested against the atrocities perpetrated and being perpetrated in Gujarat. But Gujarat has blotted out Palestine; it has blotted out Venezuela as well.
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