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The crackdowns on universities and the narrowing of “nationalism” in India

Banerjee, Paroj (2016) The crackdowns on universities and the narrowing of “nationalism” in India. South Asia @ LSE (29 Feb 2016). Blog.

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Abstract

Recent months have seen worrying examples of government interference with educational institutions, culminating with the current Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) row. In this comment piece, Paroj Banerjee reflects on how the notion of nationalism is being reinterpreted by the BJP government and its supporters to limit the space for dissent and competing ideologies. On the flip side, she writes that the national and global outcry leave her hopeful that democracy in India can be preserved.

Item Type: Website (Blog)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/southasia/
Additional Information: © 2016 The Author(s)
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
L Education > L Education (General)
Sets: Collections > South Asia @ LSE
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2017 12:14
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2017 12:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/74780

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