The University as a Site of Resistance

By raising a conceptual debate on ‘New Social Movements’, Pathania examines contemporary student resistance and analyses protest methods, strategies, networks, and the role of various caste, sub-caste groups, and civil society organizations in the struggle for social justice to envision a new cultural politics. The volume also discusses student activism in the aftermath of the suicide of PhD scholar Rohith Vemula at University of Hyderabad and the Azadi (Freedom) campaign at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. The University as a Site of Resistance scrutinizes the debate on nationalism and processes of democratization of institutional spaces.