Hindustan Times (Delhi)

The elephant in the room


A conversati­on with academics Upinder Singh and Maya Jasanoff, Gandhian Tridip Suhrud and historian Patrick French brought up some important questions on the state of violence and the violence of the State. Strangely, though, no one brought up the Padmaavat controvers­y that’s top of mind right now. The audience didn’t let the panel off the hook. A member pointed out the incongruit­y of having a discussion “On Violence” without mentioning the violence currently unfolding. Nobody seemed to have any clear cut answers .

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