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    R. Mahalakshmi

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

    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.

    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.

    R. Mahalakshmi

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

    OPINION

    Are We Destined to Live with Violence?

    Is it ever possible to combat violence, and find ourselves in a world that generates love, calmness and peace?

    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?