How do “traditions” get lost?

SIMPLE SOCIAL STUDIES: HOW DO “TRADITIONS” GET LOST? (LEARN IN A POLITICAL-ECONOMIC WAY, AND NOT IN A SENTIMENTAL WAY)– Manosh Chowdhury Today we will think about tradition, friends. When it comes to tradition, many of you are awakened to a teary-eyed nationalism, so please let it go for a while. Otherwise, you may mess up … Continue reading How do “traditions” get lost?

A Burning: Good Books Are Hard to Read

Stylistically speaking, A Burning is compulsively readable. It is told in short chapters, written in economic prose, alternating perspectives and foci on characters. Majumdar seems to be a skilled writer who knows our short attention spans intimately and recognizes the need to move briskly to appeal to our constraints.

Anu Muhammad: What India wants in Bangladesh

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USAS’s “International Week of Action to End Deathtraps” campaign: Of US Universities and the Bangladesh Garments Workers

On the crisp and chilly evening of October 21, a group made up of students, faculty, and the general community at Pennsylvania State University held a candle-light vigil commemorating the Rana Plaza tragedy. This vigil, organized by the Penn State chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), drew an impressively large crowd considering the tragedy … Continue reading USAS’s “International Week of Action to End Deathtraps” campaign: Of US Universities and the Bangladesh Garments Workers

Arundhati Roy’s “The Greater Common Good” and the Narmada Protests

The case of the Sardar Sarovar dam is an extremely complex one: involving the cost of massive environmental damage, internal displacements (of mostly adivasis, or tribals, dalits, or untouchables, and poor village populations) and the pull of economic development, of “India Shining.” The Sardar Sarovar dam, the largest of 30 dams to be constructed on … Continue reading Arundhati Roy’s “The Greater Common Good” and the Narmada Protests