Posts Tagged India

harappan figures

The Battle to Represent Marginalized Histories in California Textbooks

Textbook controversies are nothing new — and they are important. From Texas, where textbooks gloss over slavery and Jim Crow, to, well, Texas, where biology textbooks like to inform us that creationism is a scientific theory on par with evolution, textbooks have long been a space of debating social power.

Textbook controversies are nothing new — and they are important. From Texas, where textbooks gloss over slavery and Jim Crow, to, well, Texas, where biology textbooks like to inform us that creationism is a scientific ...

mayank's photo from march

Watch this Inspiring Lecture Series Coming from the Indian Student Movement

As the Indian student movement for the right to dissent — which we’ve covered here and here — continues, Jawaharlal Nehru University professors are joining the protest in the way they know best: By teaching.

As the Indian student movement for the right to dissent — which we’ve covered here and here — continues, Jawaharlal Nehru University professors are joining the protest in the way they know best: By teaching.

12728809_1027062237339736_5214180225427339441_n

Activists Charged With Sedition as Indian Students Protest For the Right to Dissent

More than 2500 students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India’s preeminent liberal arts university — and the university where I’m currently doing research  — joined together in protest this past weekend.

More than 2500 students at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India’s preeminent liberal arts university — and the university where I’m currently doing research  — joined together in protest this past weekend.

OB-VI094_ifarmi_G_20121112080417

Quick Hit: Companies Should Try Actually Supporting Impoverished Women

This week on The Ladies’ Finger — a feminist website you guys should absolutely follow — Sneha Rajaram takes down global consulting behemoth McKinsey on what it really means to support the financial lives of impoverished women in the Global South (India specifically).

This week on The Ladies’ Finger — a feminist website you guys should absolutely follow — Sneha Rajaram takes down global consulting behemoth McKinsey on what it really means to support the financial lives of impoverished women in ...

dubois-and-ambedkar

Three times Indian Dalit and American POC movements were awesome together

Ed. note: This post originally included an image, by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, that we did not have permission to use. We apologize for this mistake and deeply regret the way it fits into a long history of appropriation of marginalized people’s creative labor.

Last November, a group of American and Indian student activists took to the streets in front of the American Embassy in Delhi, India to protest racial violence from Ferguson, Missouri to New York, New York. 

Ed. note: This post originally included an image, by Thenmozhi Soundararajan, that we did not have permission to use. We apologize for this mistake and deeply regret the way it fits into a long history of appropriation ...

intersectionality

So you want to be a transnational feminist

It was one of those Delhi autumn afternoons that goes on forever and ever, the sunlight slanting through the dust, the dogs lolling on the paths, even the mosquitos lazy. A couple friends and I were sitting on the university campus drinking tea in the last strands of afternoon. 

It was one of those Delhi autumn afternoons that goes on forever and ever, the sunlight slanting through the dust, the dogs lolling on the paths, even the mosquitos lazy. A couple friends and I ...

feministingindiaphoto

Quick Hit: Indian Feminists Respond to Porn Ban

Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these two categories are not mutually exclusive)?
Remember that time the Indian central government banned porn and then un-banned porn three days later after a massive online outcry  from everyone from feminists to random guys who like to jerk off a lot (actually, these ...
Load More