Arko Dasgupta

Arko Dasgupta (class of 2013) is an associate editor at Jamia Journal, and a postgraduate student in the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution. He can be reached via email at: arko.dasgupta [at]

Prof. Jairus Banaji, Univ. of London, Speaks on “Extreme Right Movements in India”

Professor Jairus Banaji, a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, delivered the Fifth Walter Sisulu Memorial Lecture organised by the Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution on Monday, March 18 at the Edward Said Hall. The topic of his talk was “Trajectories of Fascism: Extreme Right Movements in India and Elsewhere.” Dr ...

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Eminent Sociologist Dipankar Gupta Speaks on “Town and Country: the Changing Face of India”

The Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution organized a lecture by Dipankar Gupta titled “Town and Country: the Changing Face of India Today” at the Yasser Arafat Hall on Thursday, February 21, 2013. [Audio] Dipankar Gupta is a well-known sociologist and author of “Mistaken Modernity: India between Worlds,” “The Caged Phoenix: Can India fly?” and several others. As ...

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Twilight at Jamia

It is rather unfortunate that the title of this piece may serve to remind readers of a certain series of novels and films centred on vampires and werewolves and their very intimate escapades. But wining the heart of an obdurately poker-faced woman was never easy now, was it? I am at the tail end of my academic programme here at ...

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Binayak Sen and Swami Agnivesh Speak on Conflict Resolution

The Nelson Mandela Centre for Peace & Conflict Resolution (NMCPCR) organised a two-day national conference on “Central India: Towards Conflict Resolution” at the Mir Taqi Mir Building on Wednesday, Sept. 26, and at the Edward Said Hall on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012. Guest speakers on Day 1 included K Srinivas Reddy of  The Hindu; Dr PV Ramana, Institute for Defense ...

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Why We Don’t Need to Intervene in Syria

For all intents and purposes, non-intervention in Syria is in the interests of not only the Syrian people but also the international community. I am, of course, referring to the current project of proxy intervention undertaken by the West in the country. Otherwise, in general, I am quite ambivalent about humanitarian interventions. A Syria without Bashar al-Assad would undoubtedly be ...

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