They should – if they have any iota of self-respect – resign from the trust and make way for new members who have more guts than them to resist the aggression of corporate billionaires on EPW.
The Indian Trust Act specifically forbids delegation of trustee responsibilities. Therefore, attacking the trustees for taking fright or capitulating may perhaps be a little inaccurate.
The Sameeksha Trust responds to criticism that it compromised the editorial independence of the magazine in the face of corporate pressure.
A copy of the letter Mitra has sent to Deepak Nayar and D.N. Ghosh, head trustee and managing trustee respectively, of the Sameeksha Trust (which publishes EPW) about the recent resignation of its editor, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta.
Trustees say he acted unilaterally in replying to Adani legal notice; Guha Thakurta says they are not giving the ‘full picture’.
Worried about the threat of an expensive lawsuit by one of India’s biggest corporate houses, the trustees running the journal ordered the removal of articles critical of Adani Power Ltd.
Journalist, researcher and public intellectual, he will succeed C. Rammannohar Reddy, under whose editorship India’s most prestigious social sciences journal reached new heights New Delhi: The Sameeksha Trust, which publishes the Economic and Political Weekly, has decided to appoint the well-known journalist and researcher, Paranjoy Guha Thakurta as the journal’s […]
Life cycle rituals are always moments of tension, because they involve the continued reproduction of society as a whole. Births, weddings, anniversaries and successions are keenly watched as they signal the direction any individual or institution will take. At a time when the announcement of leaders in long […]