Avijit Pathak


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

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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Administrators, Pedagogues and Students

The inevitable seems to have happened. The JNU administration has issued showcause...

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Jiddu Krishnamurti’s Educational Ideal: Vision and Practice

As a wanderer with keen interest in schooling, pedagogy and education, I keep striving...

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Destroying Minds, Destroying Creativity

Even though I belong to the realm of higher education, I am becoming increasingly...

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Did the Stardom of Amitabh Bachchan Curb His Creativity?

Even though I see an artist beyond the politics of 'awards and prizes', the fact that...

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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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