Benjamin Zachariah

OPEN TO OPINION

Benjamin Zachariah is a historian at the University of Trier, Germany, and author of several books, including 'Nehru'and 'Playing the Nation Game'.

POLITICS

 |   7-minute read

If Sangh isn't fascist enough for Prakash Karat, it's his problem

Backroom parlour tricks by now mostly irrelevant CPI(M) leaders is something Indian democracy can certainly live without.

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

How Brexit will impact UK's higher education

EU law was, as in so many other contexts, a convenient scapegoat.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

The night they rusticated JNU's Umar and Anirban

It seems the government has appointed a fifth column within the administration to wage its war with the students.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

It's nonsense to believe there is one nationalism for India

Why should one state contain one nationalism, and not, instead, contending visions of society, state and nation?

POLITICS

 |   4-minute read

Why India-Pakistan cricket brawl is just politics and money

The ball may not swing, but Virat Hindus will continue to bat as if they were still playing in the IPL.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

How politics of convenience mars Modi-Merkel bonhomie

Critical attention to neither history and culture, nor social justice was on the agenda that India and Germany discussed recently.

POLITICS

 |   6-minute read

Why expansion of public universities alone won't save India's higher education

In a resource-constrained country, we have been always aware that scholarly independence was always more imagined than real.

POLITICS

 |   5-minute read

The death of higher education in Modi and Mamata's India

In a neoliberal world in which students see themselves as buying their degrees, no one wants to rock the boat, as questioning the institution would devalue the degree itself.