[Reader-list] Kashmir has become the whore of academia
samvitr at gmail.com
Mon Nov 8 15:26:33 IST 2010
I think you must visit India. You will see things first hand. I have
traveled to the nook and corner of this vast nation and I have found
women rubbing shoulders with men in all fields. In many fields woman
have outpaced men. In the Indian society women are treated at par with
Roy is a small fry here. She seems to be famous outside India only,
and yes, in Kashmir. She knows the right places to get publicity. It
is a typical colonial mindset where some people prefer to be known
abroad than on the street of their country. You may feel that I am
biased and I will respect your view. But it is better to be judgmental
about things only when you seen/tried them first hand.
I have met women who drive trains, buses, are great dancers,
businessmen, chefs, actors....they are everywhere. India is a vast
country and it does have its flaws and we all are trying to make
things better. Science tells us that there is nothing "perfect" in
this world. We are all learning. Give us some time. Let us overcome
On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Ana Valdes <agora158 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Spivak, Roy, it seems only the women who had achieved some international presence has the power to provoke and upset.
> I met Spivak several times and I am always happy surprised for her intellectual capacity of renovation and her views.
> By the way some years ago she told me she spent several months each year in India teaching in à very humble ways in à school for girls in the country, far fr.o.m. cities and commodities.
> Skickat från min iPhone
> 8 nov 2010 kl. 10:13 skrev Aalok Aima <aalok.aima at yahoo.com>:
>> comment made in a facebook group by shantiveer kaul:
>> " Kashmir has become the whore of academia - subject to merchandizing and ‘intellectual summation-characterization’ of essential reductionists/ fake modernists; Spivak spewing senors and senoras at a safe 'university-funded' distance – recording only the passing of a minor, or the making of a major academic event; who spout Deleuze and Guattari at the drop of a bonnet, deconstruct pointless death into a reading of martyrdom that can be packaged and sold at Oxford if not at Harrods and who co-opt our brightest young minds to become their articled clerks. We live in sad times."
>> ......... aalok aima
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