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    Amman Madan

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    Professor Amman Madan teaches at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India.

    From Linux to Windows and Back

    What does it mean to use Linux and how is the user experience better than in Windows, here is a personal narrative of a user who sides with the former and tells us exactly why.

    Rationalisation, Bureaucratisation & Inequality in Higher Education Amid the Pandemic

    Rationalisation and bureaucratisation accompanied by social inequality have characterised the educational domain for long, will these old processes continue in a pandemic stricken world or will things alter?

    Commodification of Education and Politics of Knowledge Production

    Professor Amman Madan is a leading educationist in the country. His recent book on education and modernity is filled with nuanced arguments and sociological sensibilities. With its clarity and lucidity, it engagse the readers. Here is an important excerpt from the text; it raises critical questions relating to the growing commodification of education in our times.

    Bhagat Singh’s version of nationalism and what it may mean for Indian education

    The following is the textual version of the lecture delivered for the Annual Martyrdom Day of Bhagat Singh at the Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, 29th March, 2019

    Remembering Gandhi: The Pedagogue

    The Gandhian approach to education was one of action and not one of bookish study. This is exemplified in his keeping vocational activities, particularly the making of handicrafts, at the centre of the school curriculum in Nai Talim.

    Amman Madan

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    Professor Amman Madan teaches at Azim Premji University, Bangalore, India.

    OPINION

    What was Behind Gandhi’s Success with the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and the Failure of the Non-Cooperation Movement in the 1920s?

    Gandhi’s leadership and his ability to bring together people from diverse backgrounds is reflected across the movements he initiated, why then were some successful and others not equally so?

    Bargained Livelihoods During the Pandemic:Understanding the Condition of Women Tribal Vendors in Odisha’s Koraput

    The plight of  tribal women vendors has deteriorated due to the pandemic and the lockdown which has impacted their livelihoods and access to entitlements.

    Donald Trump’s Supporters and Our Farmer

    At a time when Donald Trump’s supporters are attacking the foundations of democracy, our farmers are arousing hope, and teaching us the art of nonviolent resistance to remind the rulers of the discontents of potential authoritarianism.

    JNU: A Wounded Space

    On this fateful day last year, JNU witnessed an organized attack on students and teachers inside the campus premises. Even after a year, the question remains : can the spirit of the university be restored?

    2021: Can We Say ‘No’ to the Cult of Narcissism? 

    From the traumatic pain of psychic bewilderment to the light of resistance—we passed through diverse experiences in 2020. As we welcome 2021, is it possible to nurture the spirit of love and justice?