How Textbooks Teach Prejudice

How Textbooks Teach Prejudice

What we learn and teach about history and how the process of this learning has been crafted or developed, shapes our understanding of the events of the past. This understanding of the past influences our ability to grapple with the present and therefore also the future. Such knowledge, if both rich and varied, can also…

A Nation Filled with Anti-Nationals!

A Nation Filled with Anti-Nationals!

I thought the Muslims were the only anti-nationals in this country. But I was mistaken. Earlier, thousands of people including even women and children who were questioning the Koodankulam nuclear plant were declared as anti-nationals. They are not the only ones outside the community of Muslims, though. Over 11,000 NGOs in India are restricted from the…

‘In Manipur, everybody becomes a James Bond with a licence to kill’

‘In Manipur, everybody becomes a James Bond with a licence to kill’

Teesta Setalvad interviews Colin Gonsalves for Newsclick In this interview with Newsclick and Communalism Combat, senior advocate Colin Gonsalves discusses the significance of the Supreme Court's July 8 verdict on encounter killings in Manipur. Gonsalves has been closely involved in cases relating to the excessive use of force against the people of Manipur, especially in connection…

Make Dalit pain, struggle, exclusion part of education and public discourse: Vimal Thorat

Make Dalit pain, struggle, exclusion part of education and public discourse: Vimal Thorat

In this exclusive interview with Teesta Setalvad, Vimal Thorat speaks of her decades-long struggle to ensure that Dalit literature from seven Indian languages is made available to postgraduate students at the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). Prof. Thorat is Convenor of the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) and former Professor of Hindi…

Make harassment and discrimination crimes under the law: Prakash Ambedkar

Make harassment and discrimination crimes under the law: Prakash Ambedkar

Courtesy Sabrang Amendments in the Central University law as well as all the statutue(s) under which Central Universities have been established, to ensure that discrimination and harassment are defined crimes punishable under the Indian Penal Code are urgently required, says Prakash Amdedkar, in an interview to Teesta Setalvad. Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar, grandson of Dr Babasaheb…

“It’s time to call a stop to this hatred and blood-letting…”

“It’s time to call a stop to this hatred and blood-letting…”

At the Writers' Convention held at Mavlankar Hall on 1st November, Pratirodh, Teesta Setalvad describes the protests throughout the country as a necessity to register public anger and outrage against the government. The protests, she says, are the result of the people’s cumulative anger and their revulsion against increasing incidents of discrimination and violence.