A Collective Engagement with Critical Kashmir Studies

September 5, 2023

The Routledge Handbook of Critical Kashmir Studies (New York: Routledge, 2022) edited by Mona Bhan, Haley Duschinski & Deepti Misri By A. Adams, Missy Drew, Fatemeh Nasr Esfahani, Leith Ghuloum, Anna Goorevich, Natasha Hernández, Nina Kaushikkar, Vaishnavi Kollimarla, Pauline Maison-Dessemme, Nada Mohamed, Tahmina Sobat, Allie Thek, Nithya Rajan, and Richa Nagar Let me cry out…

When the functional is political is personal …Witnessing the many battles of Geeli Pucchi’s Bharati Mandal

June 20, 2023

By Drishadwati Bargi In Indian cinema, we have encountered morally ambiguous lovers before. In Vishal Bharadwaj’s 2004 classic Maqbool, we see a relentlessly scheming Nimmi (played by the inimitable Tabu), flirting and courting with her lover/patron’s aide, treacherously aiding the former’s murder, and unleashing a tragedy that ultimately consumes everyone. We have seen the same…

Black Feminism and Hip Hop Pedagogy: A Workshop by Ruth Nicole Brown

June 9, 2023

As part of AGITATE! Journal’s Feminist Knowledge Production Series, we invited Ruth Nicole Brown—scholar, artist, and member of AGITATE! Editorial Board— to conduct a workshop titled Black Feminism and Hip Hop Pedagogy on March 23, 2023. In the workshop, whose recording we present here, Professor Brown draws on her research on Black girls’ lived experiences…

DBAV anti-caste feminists’ statement condemning the Hathras case judgement

March 15, 2023

On the remembrance day of anti-caste crusader Savitri Phule, we the daughters of Savitri from Dalit-Bahujan-Adivasi-Vimukta communities strongly condemn the judgement of the Uttar Pradesh special court which acquitted all four accused –all dominant caste Thakur men – of a heinous gangrape and murder of a 19-year old Valmiki (oppressed caste) woman, in the Hathras…

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Urgent Appeal: Supporting Earthquake Relief in Turkey and Syria

February 10, 2023

Dear AGITATE! Readers, As you know, a devastating earthquake and its aftershocks hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, 5th February, wreaking unimaginable destruction and loss of life in areas already struggling with political repression, displacement, and underdevelopment. More than 20,000 lives have been lost, and this number is expected to rise. Tens of thousands who…

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All-India Campaign against Anti-People FCA Rules, 2022

February 2, 2023

STOP FOREST CONSERVATION RULES 2022! STOP VIOLATION OF FOREST RIGHTS ACT AND RIGHTS OF GRAM SABHAS! STOP CORPORATE TAKE OVER OF FORESTS! PROTECT OUR JAL JANGAL JAMEEN JEEVIKA! As you know the new Forest (Conservation) Rules 2022 are pending in Parliament and may be passed any day in the Budget session. It is very important…

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AGITATE! Feminist Knowledge Production Event Series: Spring 2023

AGITATE! Journal invites you to a series of virtual workshops and discussions hosted in conjunction with the "Feminist Knowledge Production" ...

Feminisms, Translations, Solidarities: A workshop with the translators and editors of ‘The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics’

Join us for a workshop with the editors and translators of the The Purple Color of Kurdish Politics on February 9, ...

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