Faculty Articles

Reflections from within

Reflections from within The Hindu Business Line/ 14 Jan 2019By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan Two books provide insights into the changing media landscape. Literature festivals are democratic sites to discuss ideas. They grapple with …

New year, Fresh takes

New year, Fresh takes The Hindu Business Line/ 04 Jan 2019By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan Personal appeal, dynastic or otherwise, may diminish in power as the country enters a crucial election year. With …

Minority report

Minority report The Hindu Business Line/ 07 Dec 2018By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan Beyond symbolism, rights to life, liberty and dignity for India’s minorities remain transactionalAmong the highlights of ongoing election campaigns in …

Us and them

Us and them The Hindu Business Line/ 23 Nov 2018By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan The assertion of majoritarian will in both India and the US has legitimised the exclusion of certain sections of …

Upon the Word

Upon the Word The Hindu Business Line/ 09 Nov 2018By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan Once maligned as a concept alien to India, secularism stands to lose ground to enforced homogeneity. Secularism is a word …

Learning a lesson

Learning a lesson The Hindu Business Line/ 26 Oct 2018 By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan In a spirit of scholarly neutrality, the pioneering Indian sociologist MN Srinivas coined the term “vote bank” to …

Local to National

Local to National The Hindu Business Line/ 28 Sep 2018By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan New alliances, however bizarre, will be forged as old ones fray in the months leading to the 2019 general …

The Party is Over

The Party is Over The Hindu Business Line/ 14 Sep 2018By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan Defaulting on promises made to the disadvantaged may no longer be an option in the 2019 Lok Sabha …

Between failed and fragile

Between failed and fragile The Hindu Business Line/ 31 Aug 2018By Professor Sukumar Muralidharan An index that claims to measure the frailty of States stands on shaky, questionable groundsEvery failed British Prime …