What the Nation Really Needs to Know: Teach-ins at the JNU Azadi Chowk

1. Feb 17: Gopal Guru

What Is The Nation?

2. Feb 19: Ari Sitas

South Africa Meets India

3. Feb 20: G. Arunima

The National And Its Regions: How Does It All Add Up?

4. Feb 21: Ayesha Kidwai

Languages or Mother Tongues? India’s Constitution and its Linguistic Diversity

5. Feb 22: Nivedita Menon

“The Nation is a Daily Plebiscite”: Thoughts on Nationalism

6. Feb 25: Tanika Sarkar

Gandhi’s Nation

7. Feb 26: Achin Vanaik

The Power of Nationalism

8. Feb 27: Mridula Mukherjee

Civil Liberties and Indian Nationalism

9. Feb 28: Lawrence Liang

Law and Dissent

10. Feb 29: Ranabir Chakravorty

A Take on Tagore’s Nationalism

11. Mar 1: Mangai

Exploring Tamil Nationalism Historically

12.Mar 4: Apoorvanand

Gandhi’s Last Address

13. Mar 5: Jayati Ghosh

The Anti-national Policies of the NDA

14. Mar 6: Romila Thapar

Nations and History: Then and Now

15. Mar 16: Harbans Mukhia

Nation and History: Then and Now

16. Mar 7: Makarand Paranjpe

“UNCIVIL Wars”: Tagore, Gandhi and What’s Left of the Nation

17. March 8: Sanjay Srivastava

Masculinity and Nationalism

18. Mar 9: Prabhat Patnaik

What it Means to be National

19. Mar 10: Badri Narayan

Dalits and the Hindutva Agenda of Nation-making

20. Mar 11: Jairus Banaji

The Political Culture of Fascism

21. Mar 12: Satish Deshpande

विश्वदृष्टि, विश्वविद्यालय और राष्ट्र (Worldview, University And Nation)

22. Mar 13: Satyajit Rath

विविधता और एकता का व्यविज्ञानिक पहलु (Scientific Aspects of Diversity and Unity)

23. Mar 14: B. S. Butola

Nationalism

24. Mar 16: Gopalji Pradhan

Nationalism and Patriotism

25. Mar 16: Anand Kumar

Nationalism and National Unity in India

26. March 17: Suvir Kaul

At the Limits of Post-colonial Nationalisms

Suvir Kaul speaks on “At the limits of post colonial nationalisms” at the JNU Azadi Chowk

Anand Kumar on “Nationalism and National Unity in India” at the JNU Azadi Chowk

Gopalji Pradhan speaks on “Nationalism and Patriotism” at the JNU Azadi Chowk

 

B. S. Butola on Nationalism at the JNU Azadi Chowk

 

Satyajit Rath speaks at the JNU Azadi Chowk on “Biological Perspectives of Diversity and Unity”.

 

Satish Deshpande speaks at the JNU Azadi Chowk on “Worldview, University and Nation”

 

Jairus Banaji speaks on “The Political Culture of Fascism” at the JNU Azadi Chowk

Badri Narayan on “Dalits and the Hindutva Agenda of Nation-making”

 

Prabhat Patnaik’s talk on Nationalism at the JNU Azadi Chowk

‘Now just imagine, if a government actually destroys the best institutions of this country, destroys thought, effectively then what are you doing? You are making the country parasitic on foreign countries for ideas. And these are the people who’re talking about nationalism. In other words, clearly speaking, you are making yourself completely dependent on imperialism for ideas and then talking about nationalism'”

 

 

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Panel discussion on “Gender and the Nation” by Brinda Bose and Sanjay Srivastava

Panel discussion at #StandWithJNU, with Brinda Bose and Sanjay Srivastava on the topic “Gender and the Nation”, on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016.

 

Romila Thapar on “The Nation and History: Then and Now”

 

Harbans Mukhia on “The Nations and History: Then and Now”

Courtsey: Samim Asgar Ali.

 

Jayati Ghosh on “The Anti-national Economic Policies of the BJP-led NDA”

Jayati Ghosh speaks on “The Anti-national Economic Policies of the BJP-led NDA” at JNU Azadi Chowk on 5 March 2016.

Photo Credit: Samim Asgor Ali

 

This was Lecture #13 in the Teach-in series on nationalism, titled “What the Nation Really Needs to Know: India, the National, and Nationalism”.

 

And here is an Indian Express report on the lecture.

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-news-india/you-surprise-me-continue-to-do-so-jnu-prof-tells-students/

 

Apoorvanand on “Gandhi’s Last Address”

 

Mangai on “Exploring Tamil Nationalism Historically”

 

 

Ranabir Chakravorty on “A Take on Tagore’s Nationalism”

 

Lawrence Liang on “Dissent and Law”

 

Professor Mridula Mukherjee on “Civil Liberties and Indian Nationalism”

Achin Vanaik on “The Power of Nationalism”