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Critical Comments on the Mehta Affair

Last week, the trustees of Ashoka University, a private liberal arts college in Sonipat, extracted a resignation from the political scientist and public intellectual Pratap Bhanu Mehta which, soon after, prompted the resignation of Arvind Subramanian, the economist and former Chief Economic Advisor to the Government of India. Subramanian, who resigned in solidarity with Mehta, […]

Why are the French Bourgeoisie Afraid of May ’68?

Paris is witnessing another turbulent spring. In the Paris of 1968, as students and workers were prepared for an all-out battle, the French bourgeoisie were left faltered. Let the hundred flowers bloom this time. Prasit Das writes. On 5 May last, on the day Karl Marx completed his 200th birthday, The Guardian published a story reporting that […]