Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Snehashish Das

Snehashish Das is a student of Sociology at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

Thinking beyond identity politics; seeking anti-caste emancipatory politics in Islam

. The politics of identity is about the politics of belonging, and limiting someone and their voices to their caste identity, caste people and closed caste circles delegitimizes the potential of belonging to an emancipatory faith or pursuit of a new identity where they can belong with all kind of acceptance.

Shaheen Bagh, Sharjeel Imam and invisible theatre around Delhi Election

The marginalised need to invoke truth; the truth that comes from our own history—rejecting Gandhi's Ram Rajya and Savarkar's Holy Land which are nothing but 'Bahiskruta Bharat' for Babasaheb Ambedkar. We need to speak up about Phule's Bali Rajya or Ambedkar's Prabuddha Bharat—or such references which the marginalized will imagine together for further state formation.
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A universal mother and the secular others

"We are Najeeb" is a slogan that echoes in every protest, in agitation to bring justice to Najeeb.