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Azaadi with a Circle A? Nurturing the Seeds of Anti-authoritarian Abolitionism in India’s Current Mass Mobilizations

This essay contends that the immediate and longer-running interventions of long-subalternized regional political actors, from workers to women to Kashmiris to caste-oppressed persons to Indigenous peoples, could nurture the seeds of Indian and South Asian anti-authoritarian abolitionism: Azaadi (Freedom) with a Circle A.

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Politics & Political Theory

Azaadi with a Circle A? Nurturing the Seeds of Anti-authoritarian Abolitionism in India’s Current Mass Mobilizations

This essay contends that the immediate and longer-running interventions of long-subalternized regional political actors, from workers to women to Kashmiris to caste-oppressed persons to Indigenous peoples, could nurture the seeds of Indian and South Asian anti-authoritarian abolitionism: Azaadi (Freedom) with a Circle A.

Politics & Political Theory

A Prelude to Camps

This essay deploys ongoing protests against an exclusionary citizenship law in India as an occasion for reflecting on architecture, language, and diasporic politics in conditions of pervasive war.

Urban and Urbanization

Bio-austerity and solidarity in the covid-19 space of emergency - Episode Two

If there is something to be cared for in this renewed space of emergency, that thing is not just at the level of individual practice or help the ‘collective,’ but concerns imagining an undisciplined politics of inhabitation, that is, a politics that finds in limited control and circulations ways to counter-do austere fixtures.

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