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Policy Paradox in Higher Education

The new NOS guidelines adversely affect the higher education aspirations of marginalised students.


Monsoon Malabar

Monsoon Islam: Trade and Faith on the Medieval Malabar Coast edited by Sebastian R Prange, Cambridge University Press, 2018; pp xvi + 344, £90.

Malabar in the Indian Ocean: Cosmopolitanism in a Maritime Historical Region edited by Mahmood Kooria and Michael Naylor Pearson, New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2018; pp xxvii + 396, 1,495.

The Erotics of Risk

This paper invites contemporary Indian feminism to take a leap outside of its faith--via a humanities turn, using sexualities as a tool--to find a path in academic praxis that resists the structures of moral policing and panics consuming our current political climate. Sexualities offer off-roading alternatives to developmental formations of gendered modernity that confine themselves to the tested, the programmatic and the ethical. The humanities as a method, through sexualities, can propel gender studies to an irrational wanton terrain away from the logics of rights, power and punishment via an engagement with praxis, form and situation into sharp materialist-hedonist possibilities of language, pleasure, profanation, the precarious and the tragic.

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