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India: Dissent and Debate


Saturday 8 April 2017, by siawi3



Roundtable with Romila Thapar

We spoke to historian Romila Thapar in an attempt to uncover the historical background of dissent and debate in India, and how today, this tradition is aggressively being erased. The space for dialogue and discussion is shrinking in an ideological environment that increasingly shuns the practice of fundamental rationality.

Watch here:
Part 1: Romila Thapar explore the tradition of dissent and debate in India
Part 2: Romila Thapar on nationalism and university spaces
Part 3: Romila Thapar on the need for a space for questionning