Barricading ‘Hindutva Capital’: Student Movements and Ideas of Dissent and Resistance in Contemporary India
This paper conceptualizes the idea of dissent and how dissent transforms into the process of resistance, in context of Student movements in Indian Higher educational Institutions and while doing so, also focuses the historical transition of student movements in India and how that transition affected present day motives of movements. To understand these, paper explores relations among religion, society and capital and how capital’s effort to normalize non-democratic, exclusionary practices to maximize its profit is facing resistance in Indian campuses in terms of method and practices of movements. Finally, the paper also finds the impact that student movements’ create in national politics in respect to policy formulation and how it integrates itself with larger society. The paper will particularly focuses on anti-privatization movements in education and students activism on ‘enacting Rohit Act’ (Rohit Vemula, an ‘untouchable’ student committed suicide in campus) to protect the students of marginalized and weaker communities.