Hyderabad University row: Scholars from around the world want judicial probe against Smriti Irani


Over 500 academicians, activists, artists and writers from renowned universities and educational institutions from around the world have signed a petition condemning the ongoing ‘state violence and unlawful detention’ of faculty and student protesters of the University of Hyderabad.

They include Oxford University, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts among others. Among the prominent signatories of the petition are eminent professors Noam Chomsky, Gayatri Spivak, Barbara Hariss ­White and Michael Davis.

Here’s the full letter:

We, academicians, activists, artists and writers, condemn the ongoing brutal attacks on and unlawful detention of peacefully protesting faculty and students at the University of Hyderabad by the University administration and the police. We also condemn the restriction of access to basic necessities such as water and food on campus.

The students and faculty members of the University of Hyderabad were protesting the reinstatement of Dr. Appa Rao Podile as the Vice­Chancellor despite the ongoing judicial enquiry against him related to the circumstances leading to the death of the dalit student Rohith Vemula ​on January 17th , 2016. Students and faculty members of the university community are concerned that this may provide him the opportunity to tamper with evidence and to influence witnesses. Suicides by dalit students have been recurring in the University of Hyderabad and other campuses across the country. The issue spiraled into a nationwide students’ protest with the death of the dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. The protests have pushed into the foreground public discussion and debate on the persistence of caste-­based discrimination in educational institutions, and surveillance and suppression of dissent and intellectual debate in university spaces.

Since the morning of March 22 when Dr. Appa Rao returned to campus, the students and staff have been in a siege-­like situation. The peacefully protesting staff and students were brutally lathi­-charged by the police, and 27 people were taken into custody. The 27 detainees were untraceable for 48 hours, brutally tortured, and denied legal access. In
short, all legal procedures of detention have been suspended. After the incident, the university has been locked down with no access to food, water, electricity, and Internet connectivity. Students were brutally assaulted when they opened community kitchens.

Lawyers and members of human rights organization as well the ordinary citizens of the city were denied access to students. University of Hyderabad is one of India’s biggest public universities.

We have followed, with deep concern, similar violent attacks and undemocratic crackdown on students on the campuses of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Film and Television Institute of India, the University of Allahabad, Jadavpur University, Burdwan University, and others across the country. That the highest administrative authorities in the university have allowed the silencing of debate and dissent is unfortunate. We are disturbed by the pattern of growing nexus between student vigilante groups, youth wing of the ruling party, state and university authorities in colleges and university campuses across the country in order to mobilize the state machinery against vulnerable students. This has created a climate of fear and oppression in the country, and continually violates fundamental human and Constitutional rights of students.

We stand in support of the protesting students, staff and faculty of the University of Hyderabad and demand the following:

1. Immediate withdrawal of police from the campus.
2. Immediate release of, and withdrawal of all cases against, all arrested students and faculty.
3. Suspension of the Vice­Chancellor P. Appa Rao.
4. Judicial enquiry into the role of the HRD Ministry, the HRD Minister and Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya in inciting violence against Dalits on campus.
5. Independent enquiry into the incidents of violence on the campus including the role of the ABVP in vandalising the Vice­Chancellor’s office.
6. Action against police personnel named by students in their complaints.
7. Passage of the “Rohith Act” against caste discrimination in education.


1. Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT
2. Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California,
3. Navtej K Purewal Deputy Director, South Asia Institute SOAS University of London
4. Akhil Gupta, Director, Center for India and South Asia (CISA), UCLA
5. Michael Davis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Creative Writing, University of California Riverside
6. Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute
7. Barbara Harriss­White, Oxford University
8. Kavita Krishnan, Secretary AIPWA
9. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University
10. G. Arunima, Professor and Chair, Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU
11. Sandeep Pandey, former Visiting Faculty, IIT, BHU, Varanasi
12. Michael D. Yates, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, United States
13. Abha Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
14. Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University
15. Haroon Akram­Lodhi, Chair, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Canada
16. Henry Reichman, First Vice­President, American Association of University Professors
17. Piya Chatterjee, Scripps College, US
18. Apoorvanand, University of Delhi
19. Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor of Political Science and Chair of Women’s Studies Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada
20. Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
21. Sumanta Banerjee, Writer, Journalist
22. Surinder S. Jodhka, Jawaharlal Nehru University
23. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University
24. Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
25. Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU
26. Dr. Shailaja Paik, University of Cincinnati
27. Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara
28. Tithi Bhattacharya, Professor of History, Purdue University
29. Pranav Jani, The Ohio State University
30. Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota
31. Nivedita Menon, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
32. Alpa Shah, London School of Economics
33. Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University
34. Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany
35. Angana P. Chatterji
36. Achin Vanaik, Retd. Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Delhi
37. Rahul Varman, IIT Kanpur
38. Dr. Pushkar Raj, CSR Global Peace Project Coordinator, Australian Centre for Education & Training, National General Secy., PUCL, India (Ex.)
39. Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland, College Park
40. Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of London
41. Gillian Hart, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
42. Adrian Wilson, Social Anthropology, London School of Economics
43. Ayesha Kidwai, Professor ,Jawaharlal Nehru University
44. Subhashini Ali, Vice­President All India Democratic Womens Association, (AIDWA)
45. Anand Patwardhan
46. Meher Engineer
47. Admiral and Mrs. Lalita Ramdas, CNDP
48. Suhasini Mulay
49. Aishwary Kumar, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University
50. Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University
51. Jyoti Puri, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Simmons College
52. Abdul JanMohamed, Professor, University of California, Berkeley
53. Dr. Nathaniel Roberts, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany
54. Paula Chakravartty, New York University
55. Mahendra Kumar, President, Ambedkar International Center (AIC)
56. Atul Sood, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
57. Prof. Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru University
58. Yasmin Saikia, Professor of History, Arizona State University
59. Nandini Chandra, Delhi University
60. Elisabeth Weber, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara
61. C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
62. Prof. Rupa Viswanath, University of Goettingen, Germany
63. Rama Baru, Jawaharlal Nehru University
64. Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
65. Immanuel Ness, Professor, City University of New York
66. Mahi Pal Singh, Editor, The Radical Humanist, Former National Secretary, PUCL
67. Balmurli Natrajan, William Paterson University
68. Veena Hariharan, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
69. Rajat Datta, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University
70. Geraldine Forbes, Professor, State University of New York, Oswego
71. Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts,
72. Richard Seymour, London School of Economics
73. Susan Visvanathan, Professor of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University
74. Dr. Pérez de Mendiola, Richard Armour Professor of Modern Languages, Chair, Dept.
of Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish Literatures and Cultures & Humanities, Scripps College
75. Peter Spiegler, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst
76. Swati Birla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
77. Atreyi Dasgupta, Baylor College of Medicine
78. Kuver Sinha, Syracuse University
79. Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University
80. Siddhartha Mitra, Programmer, Rockefeller University
81. Samantha Agarwal, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
82. Anup Gampa, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia
83. Anu Mandavilli, Friends of South Asia
84. Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
85. Nandini Dhar, Assistant Professor, Florida International University
86. Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
87. Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
88. Smita Ramnarain, Assistant Professor of Economics, Siena College
89. Taki Manolakos, Wright State University
90. Valentina Dallona, Johns Hopkins University
91. Iveta Jusova, Carleton College, USA
92. Aditi Chandra, University of California, Merced
93. Hee­Young Shin, Wright State University
94. Anjali Arondekar, UC Santa Cruz
95. Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University
96. Ajay Chandra, University of Warwick
97. Xiao Yu, Peking University
98. Bettina Apthekar, UC Santa Cruz
99. Anirban Karak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
100. Natasha S K, Syracuse University
101. Mitul Barua, Syracuse University
102. Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University
103. Sofia Gavtadze, Solidarity Network, Georgi
104. Avishek Konar, Alumnus, The Ohio State University
105. Robert Carley, Wright State University
106. Dia Da Costa, Associate Professor, University of Alberta
107. Ann Smock, University of California, Berkeley
108. Liz Mount, Syracuse University
109. Terese V Gagnon, Syracuse University
110. Giorgi Kobakhidze, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia
111. Levin Ahmed, Jawaharlal Nehru University
112. Christos Mais, Universiteit Leiden
113. Taveeshi Singh, Syracuse University
114. Aniruddha Das, Columbia University
115. Safar Safqat, St Mary’s College of Maryland
116. Ramaa Vasudevan, Colorado State University
117. Osman Keshawarz, doctoral student, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
118. Narendra Subramaniam, McGill University
119. Ammel Sharon, University of Pennsylvania
120. Gventa Gventsadze
121. Borisi Cirekidze
122. Minakshi Menon, Max Planck Institute, Berlin
123. Dmitri Khuskivadze
124. Salo Kaladze
125. Judith Rodenbeck, UC Riverside
126. Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University
127. Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
128. Arani Roy, Brandeis University
129. Dag Erik Berg, University of Gottingen, Germany
130. Rahul Nair, Antioch College, USA
131. Gajendran Ayyathurai, Goettingen University, Germany
132. Balaji Narasimhan, William Paterson University, United States
133. Ember Skye Kanelee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
134. Jungyeon Suh, Independent Researcher, United States
135. Kannan Srinivasan
136. Roli Verma, University of New Mexico
137. Lalit Batra, University of Minnesota
138. Avanti Mukherjee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
139. Tyler Hansen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
140. Subho Basu, McGill University, Canada
141. Laurie Nisonoff, Hampshire College, United States
142. Satya Mohapatra, MIT
143. Julia Corwin, University of Minnesota
144. Parama Roy, UC Davis
145. Krishna Melnattur, Washington University School of Medicine
146. Rupal Oza, Hunter College, City University of New York
147. Noeleen McIlvenna, Wright State University
148. Daniel Thompson, Johns Hopkins University
149. Jesse Knutson, University of Hawaii, Manoa
150. Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University, Canada
151. Anasuya Sengupta, Berkeley, USA
152. Uditi Sen, Hampshire College
153. Zarrina Juraqulova, Denison University, USA
154. Kiran Asher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
155. Prakash Kashwan, University of Connecticut, Storrs
156. Hamid Rezai, Pitzer College, USA
157. Anindya Dey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
158. Lara Deeb, Scripps College, USA
159. Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota
160. Vatsal Naresh, Columbia University
161. Niharika Yadav, Princeton University
162. Bedatri Datta Choudhury, NYU
163. Sanjiv Gupta, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
164. Suvadip Sinha, University of Minnesota
165. Ipsita Mandal, Perimeter Institute, Canada
166. Poulomi Pal, Fulbright scholar
167. Asmita Rangari, Activist, New Delhi
168. Shipra Nigam, Activist, New Delhi
169. Srinivas Lankala, Independent media scholar, Hyderabad
170. Carolyn Elliott, University of Vermont
171. Aviroop Sengupta, Columbia University
172. Madhura Lohokare, Syracuse University
173. Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee
174. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College, USA
175. Oishik Sircar, University of Melbourne
176. Arjun Bagchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
177. Greg Anderson, Ohio State University
178. Prarit Agarwal, Seoul National University, Korea
179. Sayori Ghoshal, Columbia University
180. Uponita Mukherjee, Columbia University
181. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College
182. Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside
183. Sofia Checa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
184. Arpan Roy, John Hopkins University
185. Cynthia Correa, The University of Texas at Austin
186. Parvathy Binoy, Syracuse University, Syracuse
187. Jonathon Hurd, RN, Seattle
188. Varuni Bhatia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
189. Erin McElroy, UCSC, Director, Anti­Eviction Mapping Project
190. Geert Dhondt, John Jay College, The City University of New York
191. Mithun Bhowmick, University of Illinois at Urbana­Champaign
192. Alladi Sitaram, Retired Professor, Indian Statistical Institute
193. Dr Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University
194. Alicia Giron, National University of Mexico
195. Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute
196. Larry Halpern, Wittenberg University
197. Suchitra Mathur, Faculty, IIT Kanpur, India
198. Aditi Saraf, Johns Hopkins University
199. Ketaki Jaywant, University of Minnesota
200. Nagesh Rao, Colgate University
201. Irfan Ahmad, ACU Melbourne, Australia
202. Suvrat Raju, TIFR
203. Saikat Ghosh, IIT Kanpur
204. Samyak Ghosh, Columbia University
205. Catherine Liu, UC Irvine
206. Francis Cody, University of Toronto
207. Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto
208. Erika Suderburg, University of California Riverside
209. Saptarshi Mandal, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat
210. Anannya Bohidar, Graduate Student, South Asia Studies, UPenn
211. Rahul Pandey, visiting faculty, IIM Lucknow
212. Tania Bhattacharyya, Columbia University
213. Aditi Sarkar, Architect, Las Cruces, New Mexico
214. Shakti Sathish Nambiar, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
215. Maroona Murmu, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University
216. Gayatri Chatterjee, Symbiosis School of Liberal Art
217. Sipra Mukherjee, Professor, West Bengal State University
218. Raja Swamy, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Tennessee
219. Anandavardhanan, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay
220. Priyanka Bhattacharya, The Doon School, Dehradun
221. Anuradha Roy, Jadavpur University
222. Ramesh Sreekantan, Statistics and Mathematics Unit Indian Statistical Institute,
223. Srinath Jagannathan, Indian Institute of Management Indore
224. Tanima Sharma, PhD student, University of Chicago
225. Meena Alexander, City University of New York
226. Sharmila Sreekumar, IIT Bombay
227. Venkatesh K Subramanian, IIT Kanpur
228. Food Sovereignty Alliance, India
229. The Ghadar Alliance, US
230. Nandita Narain, St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University
231. Deepa Kurup, University of Oxford
232. Ramesh Bairy, IIT Bombay
233. Papori Bora, Jawaharlal Nehru University
234. Ritwik Balo
235. Ranjani Mazumdar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University
236. PK Vijayan
237. Dr. Papia Sengupta, CPS/SSS
238. Krishna V V, CSSP/SSS
239. A.K. Ramakrishnan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
240. Arunima S Mukherjee
241. George Chkhaidze
242. Elizabeth Abel
243. Dr. Kochurani Abraham, Kerala
244. Saumyajit Bhattacharya
245. Pradip Datta, Jawaharlal Nehru University
246. Rohit Azad, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru
247. Deepak K Mishra, Jawaharlal Nehru University
248. Tulay Atay­­Avsar, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey
249. Dr. Vikas Bajpai, Jawaharlal Nehru University
250. Saradindu Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and ISS, The Hague
251. Dr Erica Wald, Goldsmiths, University of London
252. Navaneetha Mokkil
253. Manidipa Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University
254. Ameet Parameswaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University
255. K. B. Usha, Jawaharlal Nehru University
256. Gopinath Ravindran
257. Avinash Kumar, CISLS, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University
258. Puja Rani, University of Delhi
259. Ritoo Jerath, Jawaharlal Nehru University
260. Hannah Carlan, Department of Anthropology, UCLA
261. Ganga Bhavani Manthini
262. Sucharita Sen, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
263. Dr. Mallarika Sinha Roy, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru
264. Archana Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University
265. Dinesh Abrol, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.
266. Vikas Rawal, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal
Nehru University
267. Sanjaya Kumar Bohidar, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University
268. Simona Sawhney, IIT Delhi
269. Dr. Debjani Sengupta, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi
270. Anirban Gupta­Nigam, University of California, Irvine
271. Nandita Badami, University of California, Irvine
272. Sneha Gaddam, PhD Candidate, University of Leicester
273. Prabhu Mohapatra Department of History Univ of Delhi
274. Farida Khan, Univ. of Wisconsin Parkside
275. Pankaj Mehta, Dept. of Physics, Boston University
276. Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi
277. Ra Ravishankar, Bangalore
278. Sambuddha Chaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania
279. Ani Maitra, Colgate University
280. Ethel Brooks, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, Rutgers University
281. Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, University of Delhi
282. Surajit Mazumdar, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social
Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
283. Sonajharia Minz, Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU
284. Vinay Kumar Ambedkar
285. Naveen Gaur, Associate Professor, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi
286. Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University
287. Vivekananda Mukherjee, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University
288. Dr Shakira Hussein, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
289. Udaya Kumar, Professor, CES, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU
290. Kriti Budhiraja, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota
291. Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University
292. Seema Saha Poddar
293. Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley
294. Swapnil Deshmukh, Mumbai University
295. Dr. Lata Singh, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University
296. Tyler Feaver, Wright State University
297. Pavithra Vasudevan, University of North Carolina­Chapel Hill
298. Santosh Rohit Yerrabolu, Buffalo, NY
299. Professor V V Krishna, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, SSS, JNU
300. Ian Duncan, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley
301. Bir singh, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi
302. Amit Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University
303. Poonam Srivastava, University of Chicago, Postdoc Researcher
304. Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis
305. Jhuma Sen, O.P. Jindal Global University, India
306. Corey Payne and Chase Alston, Co­Presidents of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Johns Hopkins University
307. Sankaran Krishna, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
308. Mytheli Sreenivas, Professor, Ohio State University
309. Preeti Shekar, Asian College of Journalism
310. Susan Himmelweit, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, UK
311. Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar, Graduate Student, Princeton University
312. Nicolau Dols, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain
313. Kartik Misra, Graduate Student, Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst
314. Dolly Daftary, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
315. Kunal Chattopadhyay, Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University
316. Soma Marik, Associate Professor of History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan
317. Aditya Nigam, CSDS, Delhi
318. Pratiksha Baxi, Assoc. Prof., Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Johns Hopkins University
319. Arun Karthik B., Graduate Student, IIT­Kanpur
320. Manisha Sethi, Jamia Millia Islamia
321. Debaditya Bhattacharya, Asst. Prof., Nivedita College, University of Calcutta
322. Ahmed Sohaib, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
323. Michael Ash, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass, Amherst
324. Ramya M. Vijaya Assoc. Professor of Economics, Stockton University, New Jersey
325. Sheila Walker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Scripps College and Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, The Claremont Colleges
326. Debarshi Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India
327. Tarun Bhargava, Mtech Computer Science, IIT Kanpur
328. Rajita Menon, PhD candidate, Boston University
329. Kasturi Basu, People’s Film Collective, Kolkata
330. Daniel Pasciuti, Assistant Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University 331. Aaron Barlow, Associate Professor of English New York City College of Technology (CUNY)
332. Rahul Thube, Ferguson College
333. Sugata Ray, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science
334. Nimisha Patel, Wright State University
335. Mehrene Larudee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
336. Jayadev Athreya, Director, Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab, University of Washington
337. Sunitha Gorty, alumni of HCU, MCA 93­96
338. Devika Narayan, University of Minnesota
339. Aravind Muthusamy, IIT Kanpur
340. Shruti Mukherjee, SUNY, New York
341. Marty Kich, Wright State University
342. Geetha Nambissan, Jawaharlal Nehru University
343. Ajay Bhardwaj, Ph.D. Student and Documentary Filmmaker, Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
344. Amy E. Alterman, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles
345. Baki Tezcan, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis
346. M Ghazi Shahnawaz, Jamia Millia Islamia, India
347. Jasbeer Musthafa, PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University, Australia
348. Eric Hoyt, PhD candidate, Economics, University of Massachusetts­Amherst
349. Alka Acharya, School of International Studies, JNU
350. Urmimala Sarkar , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
351. Margo Okazawa­Rey, Elihu Root Peace Fund Chair in Women’s Studies, Hamilton College
352. Sunaina Maira, Professor, University of California­Davis, USA
353. Snigdha Kumar, Delhi University
354. Diksha Dhar, Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania
355. Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst
356. Sanghamitra Misra, Assistant Prof, Department of History, University of Delhi
357. Rahul Govind, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi
358. Sefika Kumral, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University
359. Priyanka Borpujari, Fulbright Scholar­In­Residence, Nazareth College, USA
360. Sharvari Sastry, University of Chicago.
361. Anita Cherian, University of Delhi
362. Shivarama Padikkal, Professor, University of Hyderabad
363. Dr Sushrut Jadhav, University College London
364. Dr. Manoj Kumar Jha, Professor and Head, Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi
365. Ghanshyam Shah (retired Professor), JNU
366. Joseph Mattam
367. Dhruva Narayan, Janam Foundation
368. Rohit Shukla, Prof. (retired) Economics, President, “Save Education” (Gujarat Chapter)
369. Sharit Bhowmik, National Fellow (Sociology), ICSSR, Chairperson, Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN)
370. Karuna Dietrich Wielenga, Newton International Fellow, Oxford
371. Shashank Kela, Writer
372. Sumi Krishna, Independent Scholar, Bengaluru
373. Ignacio López­Calvo, University of California, Merced
374. B. Karthik Navayan, Project Manager (Programmes) Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International India
375. Chandan Singh Dalawat, Professor, Harish­Chandra Institute
376. Prem Verma, Convenor, Jarkhand Nagrik Prayas, Jarkhand Alternative Development Forum
377. Shourjya Deb, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University
378. Ajit Menon, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai
379. Milan Dharel, Executive Secretary, Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal
380. Manasi Pingle, Filmmaker
381. Shambhavi Prakash, JNU
382. Sukla Sen, EKTA (Committee for Communal Amity), Mumbai
383. Lyn Ossome, Makerere University
384. Kirity Roy, MASUM
385. Pujita Guha, JNU
386. Sudipto Basu, Jadavpur University
387. Aurobindo Ghosh, Peoples’ Rights Organization
388. Uday Prakash, Poet, Writer, Journalist and Filmmaker
389. Dipa Sinha, Ambedkar University
390. Shah Alam Khan, Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS
391. Sudhir Katiyar, Majdur Adhikar Manch, Gujarat
392. Rajesh Chandra Kumar, TISS Mumbai
393. Abhishek Jha, IIT Roorkee
394. Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English, Univ of Pennsylvania
395. Veena Hariharan, JNU
396. Hussain Indorewala, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture
397. Carlo Buldrini, Deputy Director, Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi
398. Hadiya Jasbeer, Macquarie University
399. Kamayani Bali Mahabal, Feminist and Human Rights Activist, Mumbai
400. Ravi Kumar, Chairperson, Dept. of Sociology, South Asian Univ., Delhi
401. Pragya Singh, Teacher
402. Vishal Pratap Singh Deo, Univ. of Delhi
403. Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor, UC Davis
404. Suroopa Mukherjee, Hindu College, Delhi University
405. Gautam Gupta, Prof., Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University
406. Abani K. Bhuyan, University of Hyderabad
407. Vikram Vyas, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
408. Hemangi Kadlak, TISS Mumbai
409. Aparajita Sarcar, Queen’s University, Canada
410. Vinod Kumar, Assoc. Prof. of Law, National Law Univ., Delhi
411. Hugo Gorringe, Univ. of Edinburgh
412. Mihir Pandey, Ramjas College, Univ. of Delhi
413. Farha Noor, JNU
414. Ushmayo Dutta, Jadavpur University
415. Sanghita Sen, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland
416. Promona Sengupta, JNU
417. Padmini Swaminathan, Prof. , TISS Mumbai
418. Evy Mehzabeen, JNU
419. Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics
420. Dr Sunil Kumar ‘Suman’, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University
421. Vineet Tiwari, Poet, General Secretary, M. P. Progressive Writers’ Association
422. Dr. Jaya Mehta, Economist and Theatre Activist, Joshi­Adhikari Institute of Social Studies
423. Marieme Helie Lucas, Former Faculty Algiers University (Algeria), Coordinator SIAWI ( Secularism Is A Women’s Issue)
424. Anand Teltumbde, Professor, IIT, Kharagpur
425. Manoj Mitta
426. Kalpana Wilson, London School of Economics and Political Science
427. G Wankhede, Former Professor and Chairperson Center for Higher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Deonar
428. Harmony Siganporia, Assistant Professor, Communications Area, MICA­India
429. Professor Shiv Ganesh, Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University
430. Professor Shereen Ratnagar, Independent Researcher
431. Srilata Sircar, Lund University, Sweden
432. Sridipta Ghatak
433. Chinnaiah Jangam, Carleton University, Canada
434. Snehlata, DSG
435. Neela Bhagwat
436. Ish Mishra, Delhi University
437. Jyoti Sinha, University of Massachusetts, Boston
438. Manishita Dass, Royal Holloway, University of London
439. Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania
440. Prachinkumar Ghodajkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University
441. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University
442. Krishna Menon, Lady Shri Ram College
443. Vidhu Verma, Jawaharlal Nehru University
444. Milind Bhawar
445. Amlan Das Gupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi
446. Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (Retd), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
447. Ovais Sultan Khan
448. Divas Vats
449. Ashish Kothari, Pune
450. Anirban, Visiting Doctoral Candidate, Freie University, Berlin
451. Neera Singh, University of Toronto, Canada
452. Rita Kothari, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar
453. Fatima Shahzad, SOAS, University of London
454. Nicole Wolf, Goldsmiths, University London
455. Christi A Merrill, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan
456. Gagana N.V., NUJS, Kolkata
457. Tultul Biswas, MP Mahila Manch, Bhopal, MP
458. Emma Meyer, PhD candidate, Emory University
459. Priti Gulati Cox, Independent Artist, Kansas
460. Neela Bhagwat, Classical singer of Gwalior gharana
461. Geeta Patel, University of Virginia
462. Ashwini Deshpande, Prof., Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics
463. Indraneel Dasgupta, Prof., Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute
464. Soumava Basu, Student, University of Utah
465. Nandini Dutta, Associate Professor, Economics, Miranda House, Delhi University
466. Arjun Mukerji, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Planning and Architecture, NIT Rourkela
467. Keya Ganguly, Professor, Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Univ. of Minnesota
468. Dr. N.Bhattacharya, Retired Teacher, DU and ex­student, JNU
469. Megha Anwer, Purdue University
470. Dr. Sriparna Pathak
471. Archisman Ghosh, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
472. Claudio Fogu, University of California Santa Barbara
473. M. Madhava Prasad, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad
474. Prof. Amit Bhattacharyya, Jadavpur University
475. Harry Cleaver, University of Texas at Austin
476. Alok Mukherjee, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University
477. Christopher Forster­Smith, Johns Hopkins University
478. Benita Parry, Emeritus Professor, Univ of Warwick
479. Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University
480. Allan Stewart­Oaten, Professor (Emeritus), University of California Santa Barbara
481. Jai Sen
482. Teresa Hubel, Professor and Chair, Huron University College
483. Uttama Ray, Rammohan College, Kolkata
484. Snehal Shingavi, UT Austin
485. Colleen Lye, UC Berkeley
486. Arun P. Mukherjee, York University, Canada
487. V. Sujatha, Professor and Chairperson, CSSS, JNU
488. Ismail Poonawala, Prof. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, UCLA
489. Sangeeta Chatterji, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
490. Amrita Basu, Amherst College
491. Anne Bellows, Prof. and Grad. Prog. Director, Food Studies, Syracuse Univ.
492. Dhananjay Ravat, Prof. of Geophysics, Univ. of Kentucky
493. Abhijit Gupta, Prof. of English, Jadavpur University
494. Sajni Mukherji, Retired Professor, Jadavpur University
495. Robert Zussman, Professor Emeritus, U Mass Amherst
496. Mrinalini Chakravorty, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Virginia
497. Amrita Ghatak, Assoc. Prof., Gujarat Inst. of Development Research
498. Supriya Shukla, Freie University, Berlin, Germany
499. Divya Anand, Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research
500. Nilima Sheikh
501. Indira Unninayar, Advocate, Supreme Court and Delhi High Court
502. Rachana Johri, Ambedkar University Delhi
503. Dhiman Chatterjee, Faculty Member, IIT, Madras
504. Alok, McMaster University, Canada
505. Sanjam Ahluwalia, Dept. of History, Northern Arizona University
506. Sharmila Purkayastha, Miranda House
507. Gary Michael Tartakov, Iowa State University
508. Zahra Nikpour, Univ. of Padova, Italy
509. Amit Basole University of Massachusetts Boston
510. K.Gopal Iyer. Professor Emeritus. Punjab University, Chandigarh
511. Dr.Laxmi Berwa, M.D, F.A.C.P, Fort Belvoir, U.S.A
512. Annette Hunt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
513. Shilpi Suneja, Writer
514. Peter Halewood, Professor of Law, Albany Law School
515. Bina Fernandez, University of Melbourne
516. Jenny Sharpe, Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies, Department of English, University of California
517. Sanjay Joshi, Professor of History, Northern Arizona University
518. Colin Barker, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
519. Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist, Raqs Media Collective, Delhi
520. Syed Asad Raza, Executive, MPA, Syracuse University
521. Rakesh Nanjappa, PhD Candidate, SUNY College of Optometry
522. Sadanand Menon, Media Professional & Teacher, Chennai
523. Sana Das, PhD Scholar, IIT Delhi
524. Maya Krishna Rao, Shiv Nadar University
525. William Halewood, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Toronto
526. Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad
527. Virendra Kamalvanshi, Inst. of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University
528. Sunalini Kumar, Lady Shriram College, Delhi University
529. Gautambala Gautam
530. Bronwyn Winter, University of Sydney
531. Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University
532. Narayanan Menon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst