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How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

How Statue Wars Became A Prominent Feature Of Indian Political Landscape

14 February, 2022 Kajri Jain

An exclusive extract from Kajri Jain’s book, ‘Gods In The Time Of Democracy’

Deciphering Mayawati’s Monumental Pride

Deciphering Mayawati’s Monumental Pride

14 February, 2022 Ashutosh Sharma

Dalits have crafted unique visual metaphors to assert their identity and mark their place in politics and BSP played a big role in the process.


Can Statues Teach Us About History? Do They Tell The Truth?

The statues mark a point of time; time removes them; the new statues represent some different ideology; common men and onlookers remain unchanged beyond their individual lifetime and psyche.

Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

Bigger, Taller, Higher: Mumbai’s Fascination For Skyscraper Statues

14 February, 2022 Haima Deshpande

The world’s tallest statue, of Shivaji Maharaj, will be the jewel in Maximum City’s crown


Bigger, Taller, Wider: Size Matters When It Comes To Statues

In a contest of sorts, some recent announcements around statues show how each one is being built to be bigger than the other

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14 February, 2022

Statues Of Women In India And The Male Gaze

Lachmi Deb Roy

Can public art in India, depicting admirable women from history and mythology, shed the male gaze?


14 February, 2022

The Cost Of Piety, A Mirzapur Dirge

Umesh Kumar

Sandstone mining, to build the Ayodhya temple among others, provides vital employment, but endangers lives, livelihoods and the environment


14 February, 2022

Marmoreal Projections: Ambedkar, Phule And Dalit Iconography

Y.S. Alone

Statue-building in post-colonial India has followed oppositional trajectories. While the State has tried to project Brahminical hegemony, the public has tried to reclaim the narrative.


07 February, 2022

Elections 2022: Politics Of Identity In Majoritarian India

The age of majoritarianism has birthed a second wave of identity politics across India. As five states are ready to go to polls, we try to unscramble the complex matrix of identity politics.


07 February, 2022

Her Vote, Her Story: The Women Voters In UP Elections 2022

Vishnu Narayan

Women have emerged as a major constituency in Uttar Pradesh and all parties are wooing them with gusto


07 February, 2022

Politics Of Identity: Why It Works and Why It Doesn’t

Ashwani Kumar

Identity politics may have driven many progressive social movements, but electorally, it dangerously whets the appetite of the electorate for internecine war


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07 February, 2022

Covid Kills Off Business Of Elections

Haima Deshpande

The virus-infected election has deprived traders dealing in publicity material from much-needed business


07 February, 2022

UP Election 2022: The Puzzle Of Caste Equations

Manish K Jha

The exodus of infl­uential ministers and MLAs from BJP highlights the complexities of ‘social justice’


07 February, 2022

Elections In India: When Everything But Identity Politics Takes A Back Seat

Ashutosh Bhardwaj

At no time do the politics of identity play out more spectacularly than during an Indian election. This poll season is no different.


07 February, 2022

Inclusion Vs Dignity, A Dalit Dilemma

Badri Narayan

Has the Hindutva consolidation reached saturation, or will caste assertion make a comeback in the 2022 assembly polls?


07 February, 2022

The Muslim Equation: In The Crosshairs, At The Crossroads

Asad Ashraf

This election could be the moment of reckoning for the minority community in Uttar Pradesh


07 February, 2022

UP Election 2022 And The Dalit Conundrum

Ajeet Kumar Pankaj

BJP’s continuing efforts at assimilating Dalits as part of the Hindutva project may face a push-back in the ballots this year


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07 February, 2022

UP Election 2022: Can The Elephant Resurrect Itself?

Ashutosh Sharma

Though the Samajwadi Party is projected as a strong contender in the run-up to the UP assembly polls, Mayawati' Bahujan Samaj Party could yet be the surprise package.


Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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