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File photo of V Rohith, who was found hanging in a hostel room in the University of Hyderabad.

I Have to Go – A Kafi to Be Sung at Rohith’s Urs

The celebration of the union of the soul of a deceased pīr with the beloved Pathanay Khan, a wandering singer from the Thal desert of Pakistan, sings this ‘kafi’ by Shah Hussein in raag Des with such affection and feeling that even I can understand Punjabi with the music and […]

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The Other Refuses to Disappear

What the Rohith Vemula and Najeeb Ahmed cases tell us about how India’s relationship with its ‘others’ – the minorities – is pathologised by the enforcement of exaggerated discourse of difference amidst unrecognisably similar lives and cultural practices.