articles by Irfan Ahmad

India

A critical tribute to sociologist Yogendra Singh (1932-2020) — as a teacher, and his thoughts as a scholar 

The troubling aspects of Yogendra Singh’s (professor emeritus of sociology at JNU, who died on 10 May) thoughts as a scholar are critical to understand India’s political future no less than its present and past.

India

Shaheen Bagh protest challenges BJP govt’s brand of populism, is generative of new vision of democracy

Amid ongoing anti-CAA, NRC protests, Shaheen Bagh sit-in symbolises an alternative idea of democracy enmeshed in suffering, pain, mutual care, and the acknowledgement of vulnerability and human finitude