The British and the Nazis: The experience of the colonized

Jakob De Roover Not so long ago I read an online exchange that went as follows: (a) “Indians are lucky to have had the British as their colonizers since the British at least had a moral compass, in contrast to the Nazi Germans.” (b) In reply, someone pointed out that the British colonizers were responsible … Continue reading The British and the Nazis: The experience of the colonized

A Dictator Without Body and Mind – caste censorship in India

by Garima Raghuvanshy and M. S. Chaitra Rohith Vemula committed suicide on the 17th of January. Since then protests have erupted across the country. International commentators, academics, and university students have raised their voices, demanding action and exclaiming horror against the caste system. Even though it has been abolished officially, intellectuals, Ambedkarites, and other activists assert … Continue reading A Dictator Without Body and Mind – caste censorship in India

Paris, Mumbai, and the Terrorist ‘Assault on Freedom’

By Garima Raghuvanshy and Jakob De Roover On 26 November 2008, three days of bloodshed and horror unfolded in Mumbai as a group of terrorists spread across the city, indiscriminately murdering civilians and striking iconic locations. On 13 November 2015, the attacks in Paris caused a similar spate of death and destruction. Both attacks were … Continue reading Paris, Mumbai, and the Terrorist ‘Assault on Freedom’