Avijit Pathak


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

Beyond Romila Thapar: The Tales of the Lesser Mortals

Enough has already been said and written about Professor Romila Thapar - a gifted...

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My Journey, My Book, My Prayer…

What is the meaning of a journey? Is it merely a physical journey--moving around, seeing...

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To My Muslim Friends, With Gratitude

I do not know why these days I keep recalling my Muslim friends. At times, I am worried;...

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As JNU Teachers, Our Indifference Can Prove to Be Fatal

It would be absurd to pretend that things are fine at the Jawaharlal Nehru University; in...

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‘Clean’ JNU: End of a Politico-pedagogic Experiment

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is...

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Seeing Through Super 30: Sanctifying the IIT Dream

As our mental landscape has already been colonized by the instantanity of You Tube and...

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Loneliness: The Price We Pay For Our Progress

Yes, we have now a Minister of Loneliness in the United Kingdom. No, we need not be...

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Delhi University Freshers : Are You Really Serious About Social Sciences and Humanities?

Even though private universities, as their gorgeous ads tend to suggest, are doing their...

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Thich Nhat Hanh and His Art of Dying

There is no phenomenon in the universe that does not immediately concern us, from a...

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My Moral Loneliness Amid the Victory of the BJP-led NDA

What does it mean to experience heightened moral loneliness at a time when the electoral...

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