Indian student protests and the nationalist–neoliberal nexus

Gupta, Suman (2019). Indian student protests and the nationalist–neoliberal nexus. Postcolonial Studies, 22(1) pp. 1–15.



This paper discusses the wider relevance of recent, 2014 and onwards, student protests in Indian higher education institutions, with the global neoliberal reorganisation of the sector in mind. The argument is tracked from specific high-profile junctures of student protests toward their grounding in the national/state level situation and then their ultimate bearing on the prevailing global condition. In particular, this paper considers present-day management practices and their relationship with projects to embed conservative and authoritarian norms in the higher education sector.

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