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    Dev Nath Pathak

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    Dev Nath Pathak teaches sociology at South Asian University and has been   working on the   dramatic performance of cultural politics in South Asia, New Delhi.

    Understanding Popular Hindi Cinema from Desh-Prem to Desh-Bhakti

    Patriotism and nationalist fervour have been central to post-independence Indian cinema, the article looks at how its connotations and symbolisms have altered over the years.

    Looking Beyond a Cobweb of Webinars Amid the Pandemic

    The pandemic has seen institutions of higher education organise a plethora of webinars to keep academic communities thriving, but are we indulging ourselves too much?

    Rediscovering the Spirit of Bihar: the Hope called Kanhaiya Kumar

    The rediscovery of the spirit of Bihar with the rise of Kanhiaya Kumar, points out at the rustic and humane, political and critical nature of the Bihari mind.

    All we want is War; all we need is the Media

    Crying is an ultimate bridge, be it between India and Pakistan, Palestine and Israel, or Kashmir and rest of India. If we can hear the crying, we don’t need any media to tell us what to feel about our nation.

    Everything that goes behind the Creation of a University’s Academic Culture

    VIEWPOINT We live in times where the onslaught on universities has compelled us to rethink all that goes on towards the making of an academic culture. The piece that follows enables us to rethink the making of academic cultures in our universities.

    Dev Nath Pathak

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    Dev Nath Pathak teaches sociology at South Asian University and has been   working on the   dramatic performance of cultural politics in South Asia, New Delhi.

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    The Need to Look Beyond the Guru-Shishya Paradigm: The Need of Our Times

    While embedded in Indian cultural history, the Guru-Shishya parampara needs to be rethought and critically examined today not to condemn or praise but to delve deep into its roots.

    Social Suffering and Social Justice: A Sociological Reflection

    The following piece highlights the aspects of social suffering and societal justice through the prism of sociological understanding.

    How Should We Read the National Education Policy 2020?

    The article looks at the National Education Policy 2020 with a critical perspective and raises some important questions around the promises it makes and the issues it leaves unresolved.

    A Film, a City and the Tales of Politico-ethical Turmoil

    Is Pratidwandi—a ‘political’ film directed by Satyajit Ray, and released in 1970—relevant today?

    Understanding School Ethos: A View from a Krishnamurti School

    Schools are spaces where we must understand ourselves and others as mutually interdependent & in relationship to one another and to the world we inhabit.