Avijit Pathak


Avijit Pathak is a Professor of Sociology at JNU, New Delhi.

A Diary in the Age of Coronavirus

7 am: I make a cup of tea, and come to my balcony. Empty streets…no school bus. I miss...

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The Art of Overcoming the Ghettoization of Mind

These days I feel I am becoming increasingly anxiety-ridden. And this anxiety, I guess,...

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Love, Power and Femininity: Rediscovering Satyajit Ray’s Mahanagar 

  Mahanagar was released in 1963. I was merely six year old. I saw the film much...

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Social Media and a New Form of Neurosis

It was a wonderful morning. With the warmth of the sun, I was celebrating the moment: its...

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Teachers as Emancipators: For a Feasible Utopia

January 10, 2020: it was a beautiful morning. I began my day with an intensely meaningful...

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Resist the Hindutva Appropriation of Swami Vivekananda

At a time when ‘Hindu icons’ are appropriated by the proponents of militant...

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How Do I Celebrate Christmas in the Age of Surveillance?

Here is yet another Christmas. I roam around the down town of the city. Yes, the mood of...

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When Education Destroys Us…

It was a moment of pleasant surprise. The other day a young bright girl asked me a...

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Seeing Through the JNU Art of Resistance

It is painful to see an organized effort to destroy a public university like JNU- an...

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Have We Internalized the Logic of Surveillance?

The judges of normality are everywhere. We are in the society of the teacher-judge, the...

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