Articles by Sanjay Srivastava
Jan 07, 2020
Post-nationalism and the notion of ‘ordinary’ person: How India shifted from a people-driven republic to a State-driven oneIn recent times, the binary between what we are and what we do has largely collapsed. This, in turn, is due to the fact that rather than a people-driven republic, we are a state-driven one: our sense of what we are has very significantly been provided by the political leadership in power.
Jun 12, 2019
Not Hitting the Right ChordThe intellectual poverty of the Right has ushered in a situation where national life is now organised around the binaries of Hindu and Muslim, secular and religious
Apr 26, 2019
Caste, class and certificatesPoliticians embellishing their qualifications reflects the changing nature of caste and its relationship with class. Historically, a graduate was simply assumed to be an upper caste.
Mar 15, 2019
The making of toxic Hindu masculinityThe threat to an imagined ancient Hindu manhood is sought to be countered through a variety of modern symbols: Hanuman is now a brawny, scowling figure and a six-pack Shiva marshals his trishul like a laser gun
Jan 26, 2019
A parade of militarism, with no place for soldier or citizenSymbolic militarism, including that on display at the Republic Day Parade, is a salve to past injuries and a proclamation of contemporary prowess