As anti-Muslim rhetoric festers, the Hindu majority continues to fail to raise its voice against the BJP’s toxic politics of hate.
This extract from ‘Fatal Accidents of Birth’ delves into Rohit Vemula’s story, tracing the chain of events that led to his death, and shines a light on casteism in India’s educational institutions.
From Aligarh to Udta Punjab, Hindi cinema this past year has explored unusual themes of homosexuality, drug abuse and patriarchy that not too long ago were unthinkable in mainstream cinema.
Instead of asking whether the guilty have been punished, the questions around the Ishrat Jahan ‘fake encounter’ continue to be about if she was an LeT operative.
The charges against him are a mischievous attempt to use untruths to stoke popular majoritarian and hyper-nationalist sentiment against both him and the university that had elected him to lead its Students’ Union.