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    R. Mahalakshmi

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    Professor R. Mahalakshmi teaches ancient Indian history at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU.

    Maid, Domestic Helper, Servant or Worker: Terminology That Cannot Obfuscate Structural Exploitation

    No matter what terminology we choose, the exploitation and inherent hierarchy that separates mental and physical domains of work gets highlighted in the way we treat those who aid us in domestic chores.

    Exposing the Fragile Glasshouse Called ‘University’ Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The future is uncertain, and the present is fraught with difficulties. And that's what this pandemic has done - shown us the fragility of our glasshouses such as the ‘university’.

    Social and Political Meanings of Illness and Disease

    In these times of coronavirus, here is a look at the socio-socio-political connotations of illness and disease.

    The Churning of the Ocean: A Myth for All Times

    The epic myth about the churning of the ocean holds immense relevance even in the contemporary age. It reminds us that the elixir of life and the poison of existence co-exist at all times.

    Grading, Student Engagement and Success in Academia

    As university campuses are becoming increasingly alienating, a teacher reflects on the need for reciprocity.

    R. Mahalakshmi

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    Professor R. Mahalakshmi teaches ancient Indian history at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU.

    OPINION

    Unknown and Undocumented, India’s Dalits, Adivasis and Migrants Were Absent Then and Absent Now

    The migrant exodus in the last couple of months leaves a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of all those who imagine a...

    This Independence Day,Let’s Listen to the Canaries

    As a global pandemic engulfs us and as exploitation and hierarchies amplify, this Independence Day, let’s reflect on our shared destinies.

    New Education Policy 2020: What is Concealed and What is Unveiled?

    There have been extensive discussions around the implications of the NEP, here is an intricate reading of the document in the context of India’s prevalent academic culture.

    Holistic Education, Critical Thinking and Multidisciplinary Approach

    Are the educational ideals the National Education Policy has proposed merely fancy words? Or, is there a real concern?

    The Legitimisation of Privatisation in NEP 2020: An analysis

    By legitimising privatisation in the education sector, the NEP 2020 is scripting a new India with varied imaginations and trajectories.