Ash Narain Roy

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Ash Narain Roy did his Ph.D. in Latin American Studies , Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. He was a Visiting Scholar at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City for over four years in the 1980s. He later worked as Assistant Editor, Hindustan Times, Delhi. He is author of several books including The Third World in the Age of Globalisation which analyses Latin America's peculiar traits which distinguishes it from Asia and Africa. He is currently Director, Institute of Social Sciences, Delhi

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Is tech industry still a boys’ club?

Authors: Ash Narain Roy and Jisha Jacob* The Nobel Prize, says the 2022 literature laureate Annie Ernaux, is an institution “for men.” She further says...

Is India witnessing an unfederal moment?

“A single constitution for a country of many and varied sub-nationalities,” said veteran Indian bureaucrat Nirmal Kumar Mukarji, was “a centralizing anachronism.” The tissues...

Tide may be turning for African literature

Authors: Ash Narain Roy and Aishwarya Parihar Introduction First the Latin American and later the Indian writers stormed the global literary scene and became a vibrant...

The elephant that didn’t become a lion

In 2014, Narendra Modi stormed the national and international stage like a rockstar. One of the first decisions of the nationalist BJP government was...

Is federalism a moat against autocracy?

The rogues’ gallery of autocratic rulers has been growing for some years now. It is no more an age of much-reviled ‘tinpot’ dictators. Today,...

Meritocracy in the Age of Mediocrity

Authors: Ash Narain Roy and Sophia Thomas* Meritocracy, political theorist Hannah Arendt famously says, “contradicts the principle of equality. Without equality, it is no less...

Outburst of Rage or moral outrage?

“Failure,” so goes the Chinese proverb, “is not falling down but refusing to get up.” Did the Arab Spring really fail? Ten years after...

New Latin American Left and its complex trajectories

Authors: Ash Narain Roy and Shimone Jaini The rise and fall of a leftist government in Latin America evoke passion, nostalgia, optimism and rhetorical exuberance...

Vagaries of ‘Anything-can-happen’ world

 "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics”, Plato warned, “is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." The rise...

Migration is a mirror held up to all nations: Insights from migrant writers

Authors:Ash Narain Roy and Aishwarya Parihar* Great Indian poet and first Asian recipient of the Nobel Prize in literature Rabindranath Tagore’s words are highly instructive...

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