Arnav Das Sharma

Arnav Das Sharma

Arnav Das Sharma is an independent journalist and a doctoral fellow at the Delhi School of Economics. He writes on cinema, literature, caste politics and music. He is currently working on his first novel.

  • BabriandtheBirthoftheBhakt Babri and the Birth of the Bhakt

    The demolition of Babri Masjid was the moment that rent the secular fabric of India. It was another schism in the divisive history of the nation, yet another exercise in othering.

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  • DUsMomentofMutinyDelhiUniversityvsABVP DU’s Moment of Mutiny

    The one thing that set students of Delhi University apart from our jhola-carrying friends from JNU was this absence of a protest culture. But the dime flipped this February.

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  • TumSaalePresswalleh-DemagoguesvsPresstitutes-Arr Tum Saale Presswalleh

    If it isn’t the media’s job to introduce nuance to debate, to question prevailing narratives, to side with the people – all people, and not just the privileged – whose job is it?

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  • AWorldDividedOverWater A World Divided Over Water

    When did rivers, which have served as a life-giving force throughout history, become a symbol of regional and national hatred?

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  • Dalit Pride Marches On

    The number of scheduled caste students doubled between 2000 and 2014 for the first time. This education is helping Dalit youth rewrite entrenched identities, from Una to Punjab.

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  • Brahman Naman & The Trouble With Tharak

    For me, shifting from checking a woman out during my teens, to calling it objectification when I am almost pushing middle age, is where I think I grew up.

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