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The University as a Site of Resistance: Identity and Student Politics

Gaurav J. Pathania


Since the 1960s, universities have ignited new discourse as free speech movements, LGBT, feminism movements in the West. Universities not only served as centers of learning but also promoted resistance through critical thinking. The recent wave of student resistance in India has brought the role of the university to the forefront. The University as a Site of Resistance analyses massive protests that emerged in the aftermath of Rohith Vemula’s death in Hyderabad Central University, as well as the Azadi Campaign started by Jawaharlal Nehru University students in Delhi in 2016. Taking Osmania Uni ... More

Keywords: Cultural Politics, Youth Politics, University Politics, Student Movements, Higher Education, Telangana Movement, Public University, Osmania University, Indian Universities, Resistance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199488414
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199488414.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gaurav J. Pathania, author
Post-Doctoral Researcher, University of Southern California, USA