Over 500 academicians, activists, artists and writers from renowned universities and educational institutions from around the world have signed a petition condemning the ongoing ‘state violence and unlawful detention’ of faculty and student protesters of the University of Hyderabad.

They include Oxford University, Harvard University, University of Massachusetts among others. Among the prominent signatories of the petition are eminent professors Noam Chomsky, Gayatri Spivak, Barbara Hariss ­White and Michael Davis.

Here’s the full letter:

We, academicians, activists, artists and writers, condemn the ongoing brutal attacks on and unlawful detention of peacefully protesting faculty and students at the University of Hyderabad by the University administration and the police. We also condemn the restriction of access to basic necessities such as water and food on campus.

The students and faculty members of the University of Hyderabad were protesting the reinstatement of Dr. Appa Rao Podile as the Vice­Chancellor despite the ongoing judicial enquiry against him related to the circumstances leading to the death of the dalit student Rohith Vemula ​on January 17th , 2016. Students and faculty members of the university community are concerned that this may provide him the opportunity to tamper with evidence and to influence witnesses. Suicides by dalit students have been recurring in the University of Hyderabad and other campuses across the country. The issue spiraled into a nationwide students’ protest with the death of the dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. The protests have pushed into the foreground public discussion and debate on the persistence of caste-­based discrimination in educational institutions, and surveillance and suppression of dissent and intellectual debate in university spaces.

Since the morning of March 22 when Dr. Appa Rao returned to campus, the students and staff have been in a siege-­like situation. The peacefully protesting staff and students were brutally lathi­-charged by the police, and 27 people were taken into custody. The 27 detainees were untraceable for 48 hours, brutally tortured, and denied legal access. In

short, all legal procedures of detention have been suspended. After the incident, the university has been locked down with no access to food, water, electricity, and Internet connectivity. Students were brutally assaulted when they opened community kitchens.

Lawyers and members of human rights organization as well the ordinary citizens of the city were denied access to students. University of Hyderabad is one of India’s biggest public universities.

We have followed, with deep concern, similar violent attacks and undemocratic crackdown on students on the campuses of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Film and Television Institute of India, the University of Allahabad, Jadavpur University, Burdwan University, and others across the country. That the highest administrative authorities in the university have allowed the silencing of debate and dissent is unfortunate. We are disturbed by the pattern of growing nexus between student vigilante groups, youth wing of the ruling party, state and university authorities in colleges and university campuses across the country in order to mobilize the state machinery against vulnerable students. This has created a climate of fear and oppression in the country, and continually violates fundamental human and Constitutional rights of students.

We stand in support of the protesting students, staff and faculty of the University of Hyderabad and demand the following:

1. Immediate withdrawal of police from the campus.

2. Immediate release of, and withdrawal of all cases against, all arrested students and faculty.

3. Suspension of the Vice­Chancellor P. Appa Rao.

4. Judicial enquiry into the role of the HRD Ministry, the HRD Minister and Mr. Bandaru Dattatreya in inciting violence against Dalits on campus.

5. Independent enquiry into the incidents of violence on the campus including the role of the ABVP in vandalising the Vice­Chancellor’s office.

6. Action against police personnel named by students in their complaints.

7. Passage of the “Rohith Act” against caste discrimination in education.


1. Noam Chomsky, Institute Professor & Professor of Linguistics (Emeritus), MIT

2. Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, University of California,


3. Navtej K Purewal Deputy Director, South Asia Institute SOAS University of London

4. Akhil Gupta, Director, Center for India and South Asia (CISA), UCLA

5. Michael Davis, Professor Emeritus, Department of Creative Writing, University of California Riverside

6. Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director, The Oakland Institute

7. Barbara Harriss­White, Oxford University

8. Kavita Krishnan, Secretary AIPWA

9. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, University Professor in the Humanities, Columbia University

10. G. Arunima, Professor and Chair, Centre for Women’s Studies, School of Social Sciences, JNU

11. Sandeep Pandey, former Visiting Faculty, IIT, BHU, Varanasi

12. Michael D. Yates, Professor Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh, United States

13. Abha Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

14. Akeel Bilgrami, Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

15. Haroon Akram­Lodhi, Chair, Department of International Development Studies, Trent University, Canada

16. Henry Reichman, First Vice­President, American Association of University Professors

17. Piya Chatterjee, Scripps College, US

18. Apoorvanand, University of Delhi

19. Marjorie Griffin Cohen, Professor of Political Science and Chair of Women’s Studies Department, Simon Fraser University, Canada

20. Gerald Epstein, Professor of Economics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

21. Sumanta Banerjee, Writer, Journalist

22. Surinder S. Jodhka, Jawaharlal Nehru University

23. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University

24. Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

25. Amit Bhaduri, Professor Emeritus, JNU

26. Dr. Shailaja Paik, University of Cincinnati

27. Kevin B. Anderson, Professor of Sociology, University of California Santa Barbara

28. Tithi Bhattacharya, Professor of History, Purdue University

29. Pranav Jani, The Ohio State University

30. Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota

31. Nivedita Menon, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

32. Alpa Shah, London School of Economics

33. Jayati Ghosh, Jawaharlal Nehru University

34. Srirupa Roy, University of Göttingen, Germany

35. Angana P. Chatterji

36. Achin Vanaik, Retd. Professor of International Relations, Univ. of Delhi

37. Rahul Varman, IIT Kanpur

38. Dr. Pushkar Raj, CSR Global Peace Project Coordinator, Australian Centre for Education & Training, National General Secy., PUCL, India (Ex.)

39. Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland, College Park

40. Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of London

41. Gillian Hart, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

42. Adrian Wilson, Social Anthropology, London School of Economics

43. Ayesha Kidwai, Professor ,Jawaharlal Nehru University

44. Subhashini Ali, Vice­President All India Democratic Womens Association, (AIDWA)

45. Anand Patwardhan

46. Meher Engineer

47. Admiral and Mrs. Lalita Ramdas, CNDP

48. Suhasini Mulay

49. Aishwary Kumar, School of Humanities & Sciences, Stanford University

50. Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies, Harvard University

51. Jyoti Puri, Chair and Professor of Sociology, Simmons College

52. Abdul JanMohamed, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

53. Dr. Nathaniel Roberts, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Goettingen, Germany

54. Paula Chakravartty, New York University

55. Mahendra Kumar, President, Ambedkar International Center (AIC)

56. Atul Sood, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

57. Prof. Mohan Rao, Jawaharlal Nehru University

58. Yasmin Saikia, Professor of History, Arizona State University

59. Nandini Chandra, Delhi University

60. Elisabeth Weber, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

61. C. P. Chandrasekhar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

62. Prof. Rupa Viswanath, University of Goettingen, Germany

63. Rama Baru, Jawaharlal Nehru University

64. Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

65. Immanuel Ness, Professor, City University of New York

66. Mahi Pal Singh, Editor, The Radical Humanist, Former National Secretary, PUCL

67. Balmurli Natrajan, William Paterson University

68. Veena Hariharan, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

69. Rajat Datta, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

70. Geraldine Forbes, Professor, State University of New York, Oswego

71. Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology and Public Policy, University of Massachusetts,


72. Richard Seymour, London School of Economics

73. Susan Visvanathan, Professor of Sociology, Jawaharlal Nehru University

74. Dr. Pérez de Mendiola, Richard Armour Professor of Modern Languages, Chair, Dept.

of Latin American, Caribbean and Spanish Literatures and Cultures & Humanities, Scripps College

75. Peter Spiegler, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst

76. Swati Birla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

77. Atreyi Dasgupta, Baylor College of Medicine

78. Kuver Sinha, Syracuse University

79. Sirisha Naidu, Wright State University

80. Siddhartha Mitra, Programmer, Rockefeller University

81. Samantha Agarwal, PhD Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

82. Anup Gampa, PhD Candidate, University of Virginia

83. Anu Mandavilli, Friends of South Asia

84. Deepankar Basu, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

85. Nandini Dhar, Assistant Professor, Florida International University

86. Michael Levien, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

87. Devika Dutt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

88. Smita Ramnarain, Assistant Professor of Economics, Siena College

89. Taki Manolakos, Wright State University

90. Valentina Dallona, Johns Hopkins University

91. Iveta Jusova, Carleton College, USA

92. Aditi Chandra, University of California, Merced

93. Hee­Young Shin, Wright State University

94. Anjali Arondekar, UC Santa Cruz

95. Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University

96. Ajay Chandra, University of Warwick

97. Xiao Yu, Peking University

98. Bettina Apthekar, UC Santa Cruz

99. Anirban Karak, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

100. Natasha S K, Syracuse University

101. Mitul Barua, Syracuse University

102. Simmy Makhijani, San Francisco State University

103. Sofia Gavtadze, Solidarity Network, Georgi

104. Avishek Konar, Alumnus, The Ohio State University

105. Robert Carley, Wright State University

106. Dia Da Costa, Associate Professor, University of Alberta

107. Ann Smock, University of California, Berkeley

108. Liz Mount, Syracuse University

109. Terese V Gagnon, Syracuse University

110. Giorgi Kobakhidze, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

111. Levin Ahmed, Jawaharlal Nehru University

112. Christos Mais, Universiteit Leiden

113. Taveeshi Singh, Syracuse University

114. Aniruddha Das, Columbia University

115. Safar Safqat, St Mary’s College of Maryland

116. Ramaa Vasudevan, Colorado State University

117. Osman Keshawarz, doctoral student, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

118. Narendra Subramaniam, McGill University

119. Ammel Sharon, University of Pennsylvania

120. Gventa Gventsadze

121. Borisi Cirekidze

122. Minakshi Menon, Max Planck Institute, Berlin

123. Dmitri Khuskivadze

124. Salo Kaladze

125. Judith Rodenbeck, UC Riverside

126. Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University

127. Priyanka Srivastava, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

128. Arani Roy, Brandeis University

129. Dag Erik Berg, University of Gottingen, Germany

130. Rahul Nair, Antioch College, USA

131. Gajendran Ayyathurai, Goettingen University, Germany

132. Balaji Narasimhan, William Paterson University, United States

133. Ember Skye Kanelee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

134. Jungyeon Suh, Independent Researcher, United States

135. Kannan Srinivasan

136. Roli Verma, University of New Mexico

137. Lalit Batra, University of Minnesota

138. Avanti Mukherjee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

139. Tyler Hansen, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

140. Subho Basu, McGill University, Canada

141. Laurie Nisonoff, Hampshire College, United States

142. Satya Mohapatra, MIT

143. Julia Corwin, University of Minnesota

144. Parama Roy, UC Davis

145. Krishna Melnattur, Washington University School of Medicine

146. Rupal Oza, Hunter College, City University of New York

147. Noeleen McIlvenna, Wright State University

148. Daniel Thompson, Johns Hopkins University

149. Jesse Knutson, University of Hawaii, Manoa

150. Prashant Keshavmurthy, McGill University, Canada

151. Anasuya Sengupta, Berkeley, USA

152. Uditi Sen, Hampshire College

153. Zarrina Juraqulova, Denison University, USA

154. Kiran Asher, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

155. Prakash Kashwan, University of Connecticut, Storrs

156. Hamid Rezai, Pitzer College, USA

157. Anindya Dey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

158. Lara Deeb, Scripps College, USA

159. Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota

160. Vatsal Naresh, Columbia University

161. Niharika Yadav, Princeton University

162. Bedatri Datta Choudhury, NYU

163. Sanjiv Gupta, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

164. Suvadip Sinha, University of Minnesota

165. Ipsita Mandal, Perimeter Institute, Canada

166. Poulomi Pal, Fulbright scholar

167. Asmita Rangari, Activist, New Delhi

168. Shipra Nigam, Activist, New Delhi

169. Srinivas Lankala, Independent media scholar, Hyderabad

170. Carolyn Elliott, University of Vermont

171. Aviroop Sengupta, Columbia University

172. Madhura Lohokare, Syracuse University

173. Arijit Sen, University of Wisconsin­Milwaukee

174. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College, USA

175. Oishik Sircar, University of Melbourne

176. Arjun Bagchi, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

177. Greg Anderson, Ohio State University

178. Prarit Agarwal, Seoul National University, Korea

179. Sayori Ghoshal, Columbia University

180. Uponita Mukherjee, Columbia University

181. Suyapa Portillo Villeda, Pitzer College

182. Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside

183. Sofia Checa, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

184. Arpan Roy, John Hopkins University

185. Cynthia Correa, The University of Texas at Austin

186. Parvathy Binoy, Syracuse University, Syracuse

187. Jonathon Hurd, RN, Seattle

188. Varuni Bhatia, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

189. Erin McElroy, UCSC, Director, Anti­Eviction Mapping Project

190. Geert Dhondt, John Jay College, The City University of New York

191. Mithun Bhowmick, University of Illinois at Urbana­Champaign

192. Alladi Sitaram, Retired Professor, Indian Statistical Institute

193. Dr Kasturi Ray, San Francisco State University

194. Alicia Giron, National University of Mexico

195. Probal Dasgupta, Indian Statistical Institute

196. Larry Halpern, Wittenberg University

197. Suchitra Mathur, Faculty, IIT Kanpur, India

198. Aditi Saraf, Johns Hopkins University

199. Ketaki Jaywant, University of Minnesota

200. Nagesh Rao, Colgate University

201. Irfan Ahmad, ACU Melbourne, Australia

202. Suvrat Raju, TIFR

203. Saikat Ghosh, IIT Kanpur

204. Samyak Ghosh, Columbia University

205. Catherine Liu, UC Irvine

206. Francis Cody, University of Toronto

207. Bhavani Raman, University of Toronto

208. Erika Suderburg, University of California Riverside

209. Saptarshi Mandal, Assistant Professor, Jindal Global Law School, Sonipat

210. Anannya Bohidar, Graduate Student, South Asia Studies, UPenn

211. Rahul Pandey, visiting faculty, IIM Lucknow

212. Tania Bhattacharyya, Columbia University

213. Aditi Sarkar, Architect, Las Cruces, New Mexico

214. Shakti Sathish Nambiar, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

215. Maroona Murmu, Assistant Professor, Jadavpur University

216. Gayatri Chatterjee, Symbiosis School of Liberal Art

217. Sipra Mukherjee, Professor, West Bengal State University

218. Raja Swamy, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Anthropology, University of Tennessee

219. Anandavardhanan, Department of Mathematics, IIT Bombay

220. Priyanka Bhattacharya, The Doon School, Dehradun

221. Anuradha Roy, Jadavpur University

222. Ramesh Sreekantan, Statistics and Mathematics Unit Indian Statistical Institute,


223. Srinath Jagannathan, Indian Institute of Management Indore

224. Tanima Sharma, PhD student, University of Chicago

225. Meena Alexander, City University of New York

226. Sharmila Sreekumar, IIT Bombay

227. Venkatesh K Subramanian, IIT Kanpur

228. Food Sovereignty Alliance, India

229. The Ghadar Alliance, US

230. Nandita Narain, St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University

231. Deepa Kurup, University of Oxford

232. Ramesh Bairy, IIT Bombay

233. Papori Bora, Jawaharlal Nehru University

234. Ritwik Balo

235. Ranjani Mazumdar, School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University

236. PK Vijayan

237. Dr. Papia Sengupta, CPS/SSS

238. Krishna V V, CSSP/SSS

239. A.K. Ramakrishnan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

240. Arunima S Mukherjee

241. George Chkhaidze

242. Elizabeth Abel

243. Dr. Kochurani Abraham, Kerala

244. Saumyajit Bhattacharya

245. Pradip Datta, Jawaharlal Nehru University

246. Rohit Azad, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal Nehru


247. Deepak K Mishra, Jawaharlal Nehru University

248. Tulay Atay­­Avsar, Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey

249. Dr. Vikas Bajpai, Jawaharlal Nehru University

250. Saradindu Bhaduri, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and ISS, The Hague

251. Dr Erica Wald, Goldsmiths, University of London

252. Navaneetha Mokkil

253. Manidipa Sen, Jawaharlal Nehru University

254. Ameet Parameswaran, Jawaharlal Nehru University

255. K. B. Usha, Jawaharlal Nehru University

256. Gopinath Ravindran

257. Avinash Kumar, CISLS, SSS, Jawaharlal Nehru University

258. Puja Rani, University of Delhi

259. Ritoo Jerath, Jawaharlal Nehru University

260. Hannah Carlan, Department of Anthropology, UCLA

261. Ganga Bhavani Manthini

262. Sucharita Sen, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

263. Dr. Mallarika Sinha Roy, Centre for Women’s Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru


264. Archana Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University

265. Dinesh Abrol, Institute for Studies in Industrial Development.

266. Vikas Rawal, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies and Planning, Jawaharlal

Nehru University

267. Sanjaya Kumar Bohidar, Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University

268. Simona Sawhney, IIT Delhi

269. Dr. Debjani Sengupta, Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi

270. Anirban Gupta­Nigam, University of California, Irvine

271. Nandita Badami, University of California, Irvine

272. Sneha Gaddam, PhD Candidate, University of Leicester

273. Prabhu Mohapatra Department of History Univ of Delhi

274. Farida Khan, Univ. of Wisconsin Parkside

275. Pankaj Mehta, Dept. of Physics, Boston University

276. Tista Bagchi, University of Delhi

277. Ra Ravishankar, Bangalore

278. Sambuddha Chaudhuri, University of Pennsylvania

279. Ani Maitra, Colgate University

280. Ethel Brooks, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology, Rutgers University

281. Abha Dev Habib, Miranda House, University of Delhi

282. Surajit Mazumdar, Center for Economic Studies and Planning, School of Social

Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University

283. Sonajharia Minz, Professor, School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU

284. Vinay Kumar Ambedkar

285. Naveen Gaur, Associate Professor, Dyal Singh College, University of Delhi

286. Margot Weiss, Wesleyan University

287. Vivekananda Mukherjee, Professor, Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University

288. Dr Shakira Hussein, National Centre of Excellence for Islamic Studies, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

289. Udaya Kumar, Professor, CES, School of Language, Literature and Culture Studies, JNU

290. Kriti Budhiraja, Graduate Student, University of Minnesota

291. Radhika Balakrishnan, Rutgers University

292. Seema Saha Poddar

293. Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley

294. Swapnil Deshmukh, Mumbai University

295. Dr. Lata Singh, Associate Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University

296. Tyler Feaver, Wright State University

297. Pavithra Vasudevan, University of North Carolina­Chapel Hill

298. Santosh Rohit Yerrabolu, Buffalo, NY

299. Professor V V Krishna, Centre for Studies in Science Policy, SSS, JNU

300. Ian Duncan, Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley

301. Bir singh, Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Economics, University of Delhi

302. Amit Singh, Postdoctoral Fellow, Northwestern University

303. Poonam Srivastava, University of Chicago, Postdoc Researcher

304. Omnia El Shakry, University of California, Davis

305. Jhuma Sen, O.P. Jindal Global University, India

306. Corey Payne and Chase Alston, Co­Presidents of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), Johns Hopkins University

307. Sankaran Krishna, Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa

308. Mytheli Sreenivas, Professor, Ohio State University

309. Preeti Shekar, Asian College of Journalism

310. Susan Himmelweit, Emeritus Professor of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, Open University, Walton Hall, UK

311. Kalyani Monteiro Jayasankar, Graduate Student, Princeton University

312. Nicolau Dols, Universitat de les Illes Balears, Spain

313. Kartik Misra, Graduate Student, Dept. of Economics, UMass, Amherst

314. Dolly Daftary, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan

315. Kunal Chattopadhyay, Professor of Comparative Literature, Jadavpur University

316. Soma Marik, Associate Professor of History, RKSM Vivekananda Vidyabhavan

317. Aditya Nigam, CSDS, Delhi

318. Pratiksha Baxi, Assoc. Prof., Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Johns Hopkins University

319. Arun Karthik B., Graduate Student, IIT­Kanpur

320. Manisha Sethi, Jamia Millia Islamia

321. Debaditya Bhattacharya, Asst. Prof., Nivedita College, University of Calcutta

322. Ahmed Sohaib, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

323. Michael Ash, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, UMass, Amherst

324. Ramya M. Vijaya Assoc. Professor of Economics, Stockton University, New Jersey

325. Sheila Walker, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Scripps College and Chair, Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies, The Claremont Colleges

326. Debarshi Das, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India

327. Tarun Bhargava, Mtech Computer Science, IIT Kanpur

328. Rajita Menon, PhD candidate, Boston University

329. Kasturi Basu, People’s Film Collective, Kolkata

330. Daniel Pasciuti, Assistant Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University 331. Aaron Barlow, Associate Professor of English New York City College of Technology (CUNY)

332. Rahul Thube, Ferguson College

333. Sugata Ray, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science

334. Nimisha Patel, Wright State University

335. Mehrene Larudee, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

336. Jayadev Athreya, Director, Washington Experimental Mathematics Lab, University of Washington

337. Sunitha Gorty, alumni of HCU, MCA 93­96

338. Devika Narayan, University of Minnesota

339. Aravind Muthusamy, IIT Kanpur

340. Shruti Mukherjee, SUNY, New York

341. Marty Kich, Wright State University

342. Geetha Nambissan, Jawaharlal Nehru University

343. Ajay Bhardwaj, Ph.D. Student and Documentary Filmmaker, Asian Studies, University of British Columbia, Vancouver

344. Amy E. Alterman, Graduate Student, University of California Los Angeles

345. Baki Tezcan, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Davis

346. M Ghazi Shahnawaz, Jamia Millia Islamia, India

347. Jasbeer Musthafa, PhD Candidate, Western Sydney University, Australia

348. Eric Hoyt, PhD candidate, Economics, University of Massachusetts­Amherst

349. Alka Acharya, School of International Studies, JNU

350. Urmimala Sarkar , Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

351. Margo Okazawa­Rey, Elihu Root Peace Fund Chair in Women’s Studies, Hamilton College

352. Sunaina Maira, Professor, University of California­Davis, USA

353. Snigdha Kumar, Delhi University

354. Diksha Dhar, Fulbright Nehru Doctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

355. Dan Clawson, Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

356. Sanghamitra Misra, Assistant Prof, Department of History, University of Delhi

357. Rahul Govind, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Delhi

358. Sefika Kumral, Ph.D. Candidate, Johns Hopkins University

359. Priyanka Borpujari, Fulbright Scholar­In­Residence, Nazareth College, USA

360. Sharvari Sastry, University of Chicago.

361. Anita Cherian, University of Delhi

362. Shivarama Padikkal, Professor, University of Hyderabad

363. Dr Sushrut Jadhav, University College London

364. Dr. Manoj Kumar Jha, Professor and Head, Department of Social Work (Delhi School of Social Work), University of Delhi

365. Ghanshyam Shah (retired Professor), JNU

366. Joseph Mattam

367. Dhruva Narayan, Janam Foundation

368. Rohit Shukla, Prof. (retired) Economics, President, “Save Education” (Gujarat Chapter)

369. Sharit Bhowmik, National Fellow (Sociology), ICSSR, Chairperson, Labour Education and Research Network (LEARN)

370. Karuna Dietrich Wielenga, Newton International Fellow, Oxford

371. Shashank Kela, Writer

372. Sumi Krishna, Independent Scholar, Bengaluru

373. Ignacio López­Calvo, University of California, Merced

374. B. Karthik Navayan, Project Manager (Programmes) Business and Human Rights, Amnesty International India

375. Chandan Singh Dalawat, Professor, Harish­Chandra Institute

376. Prem Verma, Convenor, Jarkhand Nagrik Prayas, Jarkhand Alternative Development Forum

377. Shourjya Deb, PhD Candidate, Rutgers University

378. Ajit Menon, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai

379. Milan Dharel, Executive Secretary, Swatantrata Abhiyan Nepal

380. Manasi Pingle, Filmmaker

381. Shambhavi Prakash, JNU

382. Sukla Sen, EKTA (Committee for Communal Amity), Mumbai

383. Lyn Ossome, Makerere University

384. Kirity Roy, MASUM

385. Pujita Guha, JNU

386. Sudipto Basu, Jadavpur University

387. Aurobindo Ghosh, Peoples’ Rights Organization

388. Uday Prakash, Poet, Writer, Journalist and Filmmaker

389. Dipa Sinha, Ambedkar University

390. Shah Alam Khan, Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, AIIMS

391. Sudhir Katiyar, Majdur Adhikar Manch, Gujarat

392. Rajesh Chandra Kumar, TISS Mumbai

393. Abhishek Jha, IIT Roorkee

394. Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English, Univ of Pennsylvania

395. Veena Hariharan, JNU

396. Hussain Indorewala, Kamla Raheja Vidyanidhi Institute of Architecture

397. Carlo Buldrini, Deputy Director, Italian Cultural Center, New Delhi

398. Hadiya Jasbeer, Macquarie University

399. Kamayani Bali Mahabal, Feminist and Human Rights Activist, Mumbai

400. Ravi Kumar, Chairperson, Dept. of Sociology, South Asian Univ., Delhi

401. Pragya Singh, Teacher

402. Vishal Pratap Singh Deo, Univ. of Delhi

403. Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor, UC Davis

404. Suroopa Mukherjee, Hindu College, Delhi University

405. Gautam Gupta, Prof., Dept. of Economics, Jadavpur University

406. Abani K. Bhuyan, University of Hyderabad

407. Vikram Vyas, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University

408. Hemangi Kadlak, TISS Mumbai

409. Aparajita Sarcar, Queen’s University, Canada

410. Vinod Kumar, Assoc. Prof. of Law, National Law Univ., Delhi

411. Hugo Gorringe, Univ. of Edinburgh

412. Mihir Pandey, Ramjas College, Univ. of Delhi

413. Farha Noor, JNU

414. Ushmayo Dutta, Jadavpur University

415. Sanghita Sen, Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland

416. Promona Sengupta, JNU

417. Padmini Swaminathan, Prof. , TISS Mumbai

418. Evy Mehzabeen, JNU

419. Sumi Madhok, London School of Economics

420. Dr Sunil Kumar ‘Suman’, Mahatma Gandhi International Hindi University

421. Vineet Tiwari, Poet, General Secretary, M. P. Progressive Writers’ Association

422. Dr. Jaya Mehta, Economist and Theatre Activist, Joshi­Adhikari Institute of Social Studies

423. Marieme Helie Lucas, Former Faculty Algiers University (Algeria), Coordinator SIAWI ( Secularism Is A Women’s Issue)

424. Anand Teltumbde, Professor, IIT, Kharagpur

425. Manoj Mitta

426. Kalpana Wilson, London School of Economics and Political Science

427. G Wankhede, Former Professor and Chairperson Center for Higher Education, Tata Institute of Social Sciences Deonar

428. Harmony Siganporia, Assistant Professor, Communications Area, MICA­India

429. Professor Shiv Ganesh, Head of School of Communication, Journalism and Marketing, Massey University

430. Professor Shereen Ratnagar, Independent Researcher

431. Srilata Sircar, Lund University, Sweden

432. Sridipta Ghatak

433. Chinnaiah Jangam, Carleton University, Canada

434. Snehlata, DSG

435. Neela Bhagwat

436. Ish Mishra, Delhi University

437. Jyoti Sinha, University of Massachusetts, Boston

438. Manishita Dass, Royal Holloway, University of London

439. Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania

440. Prachinkumar Ghodajkar, Jawaharlal Nehru University

441. Kamal Mitra Chenoy, Jawaharlal Nehru University

442. Krishna Menon, Lady Shri Ram College

443. Vidhu Verma, Jawaharlal Nehru University

444. Milind Bhawar

445. Amlan Das Gupta, Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi

446. Jagdeep Chhokar, Professor (Retd), Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

447. Ovais Sultan Khan

448. Divas Vats

449. Ashish Kothari, Pune

450. Anirban, Visiting Doctoral Candidate, Freie University, Berlin

451. Neera Singh, University of Toronto, Canada

452. Rita Kothari, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar

453. Fatima Shahzad, SOAS, University of London

454. Nicole Wolf, Goldsmiths, University London

455. Christi A Merrill, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan

456. Gagana N.V., NUJS, Kolkata

457. Tultul Biswas, MP Mahila Manch, Bhopal, MP

458. Emma Meyer, PhD candidate, Emory University

459. Priti Gulati Cox, Independent Artist, Kansas

460. Neela Bhagwat, Classical singer of Gwalior gharana

461. Geeta Patel, University of Virginia

462. Ashwini Deshpande, Prof., Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics

463. Indraneel Dasgupta, Prof., Economic Research Unit, Indian Statistical Institute

464. Soumava Basu, Student, University of Utah

465. Nandini Dutta, Associate Professor, Economics, Miranda House, Delhi University

466. Arjun Mukerji, Asst. Prof., Dept. of Planning and Architecture, NIT Rourkela

467. Keya Ganguly, Professor, Dept. of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature, Univ. of Minnesota

468. Dr. N.Bhattacharya, Retired Teacher, DU and ex­student, JNU

469. Megha Anwer, Purdue University

470. Dr. Sriparna Pathak

471. Archisman Ghosh, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences

472. Claudio Fogu, University of California Santa Barbara

473. M. Madhava Prasad, The English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad

474. Prof. Amit Bhattacharyya, Jadavpur University

475. Harry Cleaver, University of Texas at Austin

476. Alok Mukherjee, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University

477. Christopher Forster­Smith, Johns Hopkins University

478. Benita Parry, Emeritus Professor, Univ of Warwick

479. Debashree Mukherjee, Columbia University

480. Allan Stewart­Oaten, Professor (Emeritus), University of California Santa Barbara

481. Jai Sen

482. Teresa Hubel, Professor and Chair, Huron University College

483. Uttama Ray, Rammohan College, Kolkata

484. Snehal Shingavi, UT Austin

485. Colleen Lye, UC Berkeley

486. Arun P. Mukherjee, York University, Canada

487. V. Sujatha, Professor and Chairperson, CSSS, JNU

488. Ismail Poonawala, Prof. of Arabic and Islamic Studies, UCLA

489. Sangeeta Chatterji, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

490. Amrita Basu, Amherst College

491. Anne Bellows, Prof. and Grad. Prog. Director, Food Studies, Syracuse Univ.

492. Dhananjay Ravat, Prof. of Geophysics, Univ. of Kentucky

493. Abhijit Gupta, Prof. of English, Jadavpur University

494. Sajni Mukherji, Retired Professor, Jadavpur University

495. Robert Zussman, Professor Emeritus, U Mass Amherst

496. Mrinalini Chakravorty, Assoc. Prof., Univ. of Virginia

497. Amrita Ghatak, Assoc. Prof., Gujarat Inst. of Development Research

498. Supriya Shukla, Freie University, Berlin, Germany

499. Divya Anand, Novartis Institutes of BioMedical Research

500. Nilima Sheikh

501. Indira Unninayar, Advocate, Supreme Court and Delhi High Court

502. Rachana Johri, Ambedkar University Delhi

503. Dhiman Chatterjee, Faculty Member, IIT, Madras

504. Alok, McMaster University, Canada

505. Sanjam Ahluwalia, Dept. of History, Northern Arizona University

506. Sharmila Purkayastha, Miranda House

507. Gary Michael Tartakov, Iowa State University

508. Zahra Nikpour, Univ. of Padova, Italy

509. Amit Basole University of Massachusetts Boston

510. K.Gopal Iyer. Professor Emeritus. Punjab University, Chandigarh

511. Dr.Laxmi Berwa, M.D, F.A.C.P, Fort Belvoir, U.S.A

512. Annette Hunt, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

513. Shilpi Suneja, Writer

514. Peter Halewood, Professor of Law, Albany Law School

515. Bina Fernandez, University of Melbourne

516. Jenny Sharpe, Professor of English, Comparative Literature, and Gender Studies, Department of English, University of California

517. Sanjay Joshi, Professor of History, Northern Arizona University

518. Colin Barker, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

519. Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist, Raqs Media Collective, Delhi

520. Syed Asad Raza, Executive, MPA, Syracuse University

521. Rakesh Nanjappa, PhD Candidate, SUNY College of Optometry

522. Sadanand Menon, Media Professional & Teacher, Chennai

523. Sana Das, PhD Scholar, IIT Delhi

524. Maya Krishna Rao, Shiv Nadar University

525. William Halewood, Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Toronto

526. Anupama Potluri, University of Hyderabad

527. Virendra Kamalvanshi, Inst. of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University

528. Sunalini Kumar, Lady Shriram College, Delhi University

529. Gautambala Gautam

530. Bronwyn Winter, University of Sydney

531. Abhijit Roy, Jadavpur University

532. Narayanan Menon, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

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