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Content: Shaheen Bagh and the Anti-CAA Protests: The Struggle to Create New Concepts (Issue 55)

Content: Shaheen Bagh and the Anti-CAA Protests: The Struggle to Create New Concepts (Issue 55)

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Guest-Editorial: “What do these women want?”

By Huzaifa Omair Siddiqi
If citizenship operates not just abstractly (in the legal sense) and punitively (in the governmental sense) but also as exclusionary (in the global sense), then what is the point in retaining it as a central civic concept?

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The Little Protesters: Shaheen Bagh and its Children

By Sohini Saha
This piece will thereby interrogate the presence and participation of children in the context of Shaheen Bagh and in doing so will seek to rethink protests altogether. Moving away from thinking about the children’s presence as passiveness, it will seek to read presence as participation in itself.

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Shaheen Bagh and a new wave of feminism

By Sharonee Dasgupta & Fathima M
The protests at Shaheeen Bagh subvert the stereotypes usually associated with the Muslim women in India. They depict the strength of the ordinariness sans any romanticization of any revolutionary act.

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Understanding the Grammar of Anti-CAA 2019 Protests through Ambedkarite Constitutionalism

By Aniruddha Babar
The drafts of the constitution not only reflect his master statesmanship but also his heart as a social activist for which Ambedkar became a symbol of struggle and justice in the mass movements against the CAA in 2019.

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Tracing the Resonance of Ambedkarite Thought with Anti-CAA Protests

By Mridula Sharma
The inadequacy of the academia to lead research and dialogue in the context of the CAA and the emerging anti-CAA protests highlights its inability to comprehend the vocabulary created by the protesters in their pursuit of radical change.

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Poem: bedaari

By Anil Pradhan
but baghs will become thoroughfares will become nations
you will finally arrive home, sublimate onto the endless
that none has seen, shall see, except for you, until then
we shall wait and remember
we will live another night

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Poem: How an Upper-Class Hindu Responds to Riots

By Kinshuk Gupta
When I ask a lady to lie down on the couch to examine her breast lump, sweat drops germinate near her hairline forming lines of fear that trace their way down to her neck.

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Four Poems by Sutputra Radheye

By Sutputra Radheye
Flowers wore burkhas
And sat in rows
To form a bagh

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Content: Climate Change in Literature (Issue 54)

Content: Climate Change in Literature (Issue 54)

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Guest-Editorial: Climate Change in Literature (Issue 54)

By Morve Roshan & Niyi Akingbe
The aim of this issue of Café Dissensus is to refocus our attention on writers’ efforts to generate awareness about climate change and its future impact. Contributors to the issue have written on theories of eco-criticism, environmental crisis in poetry, and how the climate change is represented in fiction.

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An Ecocritical and Postcolonial Approach to Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ‘Purple Hibiscus’

By Narendra Mule & Morve Roshan
For a meaningful engagement with Adichie’s novel, Purple Hibiscus, it is important to analyze it through the prism of ecocriticism. This is one of those postcolonial novels that recognize ecological issues as an antidote to the rhetoric of global dominance and puts nature at the centre of global discourse.

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Climate Change and Young Adult Fiction: A Reading of Francesca Lia Block’s ‘Love in the Time of Global Warming’

By Sarbani Mohapatra
Climate change is an unfolding crisis of the Anthropocene, no longer an event anticipated in the distant future. It has warranted rethinking the modes of literary and cultural representations and the niche genre of young adult climate change fiction has come up with its own tools for responding to it.

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Ecocriticism in Byron’s ‘Darkness’

By Ioannes P. Chountis
Byron presents a vision, a dream of an 'icy Earth', a very peculiar theme for its age. In the aftermath of this catastrophe we read about wars on a global scale, cities on fire and complete desolation.

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Voice and Crises of the Subalterns and Nature: An Eco-critical Reading of Debesh Ray’s Two Bengali Novels

By Prabuddha Ghosh
As they struggle for their rights to live with Mother Nature and lose to superior political powers, their push-back continues. Bagharu, Madari’s mother and Chyarketu walk an unending road turning their back to the so-called civilization. 

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Indigeneity and Climate Change in Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’: A Postcolonial Ecocritical Study

By Tarik Monowar
In The Tempest, Prospero represents the colonial master who uses his power and black magic to coerce both the climate especially the weather and the indigenous people into behaving in the ways he wants.

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