The JNU lectures: #3

Professor Tanika Sarkar of JNU, in the ongoing series of lectures on nationalism.

In passing, Sarkar begins by talking of how she has learnt more from the students than she has taught them — and raises a laugh with a reference to the Delhi police now being subjected to some of what she has had to go through. The reference is to this news story of what happened during the police interrogation:

The cops had a tough time quizzing Khalid and Bhattacharya after they surrendered on Tuesday around midnight. By narrating in detail the concept of subaltern studies and development concepts in south Asia when asked what they did at JNU, the two left the team of an inspector and two sub-inspectors befuddled. A three-member team headed by an ACP was constituted to ask them specific questions.

(See Professor Nivedita Menon’s lecture earlier).

 

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