STATEMENT CONDEMNING VIOLENCE AT RAMJAS COLLEGE: Students, Alumna and Associates of Department of English, Delhi University

We, the students, alumni and associates of the Department of English, Delhi University, unequivocally condemn the attack on the students and teachers at Ramjas College and on the university campus by violent protesters from the ABVP and/or other factions, outside and inside the college premises on the 21st and 22nd of February, 2017. We also condemn police inaction and the unprovoked assault on peaceful protesters, manhandling of women and students who were registering their dissent outside Maurice Nagar police station.

The attack on a faculty member of our Department has brought to light the glaring fact that none of us who uphold the right to a free exchange of ideas is safe in the university campus under the current circumstances. We assert that it is our most fundamental right as members of the university community to critically engage with ideas, discuss, debate and follow strands of thought to uncharted territories that remain under the cover of the protective gaze of social and political forces. We have been nurtured by the English Department, at the University of Delhi to question established readings of texts—both cultural and literary—to place them upside-down or to give new shape to them as the need be and we will not concede this ground to forces that wish to stagnate readings of literature, culture and the social at large. An attack on Dr. Prasanta Chakravarty is a blatant attack on each and every member of the English Department, as we have learned more than we can encompass in this statement from his lectures, ideas and discussions both inside and outside the classroom. He taught us to speak truth to power and this practice is most needed today when he was physically assaulted not more than five hundred meters away from the English Department.

We, the undersigned, strongly castigate the censorious and fearful climate that has come to dominate colleges and university campuses from Ramjas to Khalsa, JNU to HCU, DU to JU and several other reported and unreported incidents of violence across campuses. We strongly feel that academic spaces should be dynamic and democratic, conducive for free enquiry and debate. We believe that universities have been, and should remain, places for imagination and critique. We champion the right to dissent and stand in solidarity with all democratic bodies and individuals who are defending this critical and imaginative ethos of universities and appreciate the crucial role they play in maintaining constitutional and other, wider democracies in the country.

NAME AND YEARS AFFILIATED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

  1. Aakanksha Peshawaria (2015- Present)
  2. Aakash Makan (2015-Present)
  3. Aakriti Anand (2011-2014)
  4. Aanchal Bansal (2014-2016)
  5. Aayushi Aggarwal ( 2011-2016)
  6. Abhija Ghosh (2008-2010)
  7. Abhijeet Sirohi (2014-Present)
  8. Abhinav Khetarpal (2013-2016, 2016- present)
  9. Adishi Gupta (2014-2016)
  10. Aditi Acharya (2006-2012)
  11. Aditi Agrawal (2011-2016)
  12. Aditi Barman Roy ( 2016- Present)
  13. Aditi Gambhir(2010-2015)
  14. Aditi Gupta (2012-2014)
  15. Aditi Joshi (2011-2014)
  16. Aditi Sundan (2013- present)
  17. Aindrila Choudhury (2016- present)
  18. Aisha Shafi (2002 – 2015)
  19. Aishwarya Singh(2016-present)
  20. Ajit Anand (2008-2013)
  21. Akanksha Ahluwalia (2011-2016)
  22. Akanksha Verma (2012-2015)
  23. Akshita Luthra (2010-2015)
  24. Akanksha Sharma (2010-2015)
  25. Alka Lakhera (2010-2015)
  26. Alok Rai (2001 – 2011, Professor)
  27. Altmash (2013-2016)
  28. Aman Kumar (2012-2015, 2015-2017)
  29. Aman Mann (2008-2010)
  30. Amandeep Kaur(2012-2017)
  31. Amanpreet Kaur (2012- Present)
  32. Ambika Chopra (2011-2016)
  33. Amit Akshay (2015 – 2017)
  34. Amitrajeet Mukherjee (2016- Present)
  35. Amrapali Basumatary (2000-2004)
  36. Amrutha MK ( 2013- present )
  37. Anam Fatima (2012- present)
  38. Anam Kazmi (2015- present)
  39. Anamika Ahongshangbam (2012-present)
  40. Anchal (2010-2013)
  41. Anannya Dasgupta (1992- 2001)
  42. Anirbaan Banerjee (2014-present)
  43. Aniruddha Nagaraj (2016-present)
  44. Anita Cherian (2005-present)
  45. Anjali (2011-2017)
  46. Anjali Das (2011-2017)
  47. Anjali Joshi (2013-present)
  48. Anjali Ralhan (2010-present)
  49. Anjali Thakur (2011-2016)
  50. Anju Parvathy (2010-2017)
  51. Ankan Kazi (2006-2009)
  52. Ankita Barthwal (2012-2015)
  53. Ankita Kaushik (2010-2015)
  54. Ankita Mehra (2006-2011)
  55. Ann Susan Aleyas (2010-present)
  56. Anna George (2011-2013)
  57. Ansila Thomas (2016-present)
  58. Anubhav Pradhan (2010-2012)
  59. Anuj Gupta (2010-2015)
  60. Anuj Gupta (2010-2015)
  61. Anukriti Agarwal (2010-present)
  62. Anupama Shukla (2012-2015)
  63. Anuradha Vellat (2008-2013)
  64. Anuroop Sandhu (2014-2016)
  65. Anushka Goel (2016-present)
  66. Anushtha Saxena (2013-present)
  67. Aparna Pathak (2010-2013)
  68. Aparna Srivastava (2012-2015)
  69. Aprameya Manthena (2007-2012)
  70. Archit Nanda (2011-present)
  71. Arghya Chakraborty (2013-2016)
  72. Arjumand Ara (2016-present)
  73. Arkupal Ra Acharya (2010-2015)
  74. Arnab Dasgupta (2001-present)
  75. Arnav Gogoi (2013-Present)
  76. Arpan Naithani (2011-2016)
  77. Arpita Sahai(2011-2016)
  78. Arpita Sarker(2009- 2016)
  79. Artika Raj (2009-2011)
  80. Ashish Sharma (2008-2013)
  81. Ashokan Nambiar (2010-2015)
  82. Ashwet (2012-2017)
  83. Ashwarya Samkaria (2010-2015)
  84. Asif Ali (2014-2016)
  85. Asmita Jain (2011-2014)
  86. Astha Mehrotra (2015-present)
  87. Aswathy Senan (2011-2017)
  88. Avani Tandon Vieira (2012 – 2015)
  89. Avantika Chamoli  (2007 – 2012)
  90. Azharuddin (2012-2016)
  91. Azhar Uddin Sahaji (2013-2015)
  92. Geetha (2013-2016)
  93. Bhavi Rastogi (2014-2017)
  94. Bhavya Mittal (2010-2015)
  95. Bhawana Arora (2012-2017)
  96. Bhawana Budakoti (2007 – 2012)
  97. Bijit Sinha (2011-2016)
  98. Bijuri Dey (2012-2014)
  99. Brian H. Singson (2011-2016)
  100. Brijesh Rana (2012- Present)
  101. Brinda Bose (2009-2014, Associate Professor)
  102. Budhaditya Bhattacharya (2008-2011)
  103. Chanchal Kumar (2012-present)
  104. Chandrashekhar Yadav (2012-2017)
  105. Charu Smriti (2014-2016)
  106. Chemi Lhamo (2012-2017)
  107. Cheshta Rajora (2012-2017)
  108. Chinmaya Shah (2011-2014)
  109. Debalina Pal M.A.(2015-2017)
  110. Debangana Pal (2016-present)
  111. Debarchana Baruah (2008-2012)
  112. Debatri Sengupta (2014-2016)
  113. Debayudh Chatterjee (2013-17)
  114. Debbie Lakshmi Baishya (2011-15)
  115. Debolina Dey (2006-2015)
  116. Deepa Sebastian (2008-2013)
  117. Deepak Bhadana (2009-2013)
  118. Deepak Chaudhary (2016-18)
  119. Deeksha Bhardwaj(2012-2017)
  120. Deeksha Suri (2011-2017)
  121. Deeptangshu Das (2007 – 2015)
  122. Deepti Bhardwaj (2005-present)
  123. Devangana Ojha (2010-2016)
  124. Devanshi (2010-2017)
  125. Devlina Datta (2011-2016)
  126. Dhananjay Kapse (1990-present)
  127. Dhrijyoti Kalita (2008-2013)
  128. Diki Chomu (2012-present)
  129. Dipank (2012-2017)
  130. Divya Bhatnagar (2001-2006)
  131. Divya chand(2013-2017)
  132. Esha Sood (2012-2015)
  133. Gargee Baruah (2010-2013, 2014-2016)
  134. Gargi Bhattacharya (2008-2010)
  135. Garvita Khybri (2008-2011)
  136. Gaurav Kumar (2015-17)
  137. Gayathri Nair (2013-2015)
  138. Geetakshi Arora (2008-13)
  139. Gibson Antony (2012-2017)
  140. Girija Suri (2008-2013)
  141. Gitika Debnath (2011-2014)
  142. Gorvika Rao (2008 – 2010)
  143. Harleen Arora (2012-2017)
  144. Harleen Kaur Arora (2015-2017)
  145. Harshita (2011-2016)
  146. Hemant Kumar(2010-2012)
  147. Himanshi Sharma (2013-present)
  148. Himanshi Thapliyal (2011-2014)
  149. Himanshi Tyagi (2010–2015)
  150. Himanshu Kumar (2007-present)
  151. Ifrah Javaid (2012-2016)
  152. Ima Kazmi (2011-2013)
  153. Ira Pundeer (2009-2014)
  154. Ishan Mohan (2011-2014)
  155. Ishwari Arambam (2013- present)
  156. Jaideep Pandey (2011-2016)
  157. Jasleen Arora (2010-2015)
  158. Jaya Yadav (2010-present)
  159. Jayati Das (2010-2015)
  160. Jerin Cherian (2010-2013)
  161. Joyee Das (2010-2015)
  162. Jitendra Kumar (2013-2016)
  163. Jithin Thomas (2011-2014)
  164. Jyoti Biswas(2009-2014)
  165. Jyoti Kalash (2012-Present)
  166. Jyoti Kumari (2012-2014)
  167. Jyotirmoy Talukdar (2009-2016)
  168. Kajal kumari (2016-2018)
  169. Kakho Thaoli (2013-present)
  170. Kalyani Gandhi (2010- present)
  171. Kamna Singh (2013- Present)
  172. Kanav Gupta (2009 – 2013)
  173. Kanika Chawla (2008-2013)
  174. Kanika Katyal (2011-2018)
  175. Kanupriya (2011-Present)
  176. Kanupriya Kaikeya (2011-2014)
  177. Kapil Sharma  (2011-2016)
  178. Karishma Gambhir(2016-Present)
  179. Kashish Dua (2009-2014)
  180. Kastoori Barua (2011-2016)
  181. Keshav Chhabra (2013-Present)
  182. Ketaki Varma (2011-2014)
  183. Keval Arora (1976-81, co-op teaching 1989-2007)
  184. Khoder Khalifa (2014-2016)
  185. Krispa Ningombam(2011-2015)
  186. Kritika Chettri (2008-2017)
  187. Kritika Mudgal (2009-2015)
  188. Kritika Sharma (2007-2015)
  189. Kumari Varsha (2013- 2016)
  190. Laboni Bhattacharya (2009-2016)
  191. Lakshya Prakash (2012-2015)
  192. Linthoingambi Leimapokpam (2012-2017)
  193. Longnam W. Kharpuri (2008-2016)
  194. Lourdes M Supriya (2012-2017)
  195. Lily Tekseng (2008-11, 2012-14)
  196. Maaz Bin Bilal (2007–2011)
  197. Mahvish Khan (2009-2014)
  198. Maitreyee Mandal (2004-present)
  199. Maitriyee Zaveri (2012-2017)
  200. Manasvini Rajan (2012-2015)
  201. Mansee Joshi (2010-2015)
  202. Maya Joshi (1989 – 1995)
  203. Medha Singh (2010-2013)
  204. Meenakshi(2013- present)
  205. Meenakshi Bhattacharya (2007-2010)
  206. Meenakshi Sharma (2016-Present)
  207. Megha Bakshi (2014 – 2016)
  208. Meghna Bose (2011-present)
  209. Meha Pande (2009 – 2011)
  210. Menkah Ahlawat (2010-2015)
  211. Mihir Vatsa (2009-2014)
  212. Mili Aishwarya (2010-2015)
  213. Monalisha Medhi (2013- present)
  214. Monika Pareek (2013-2016)
  215. Monika Singh (2010-2015)
  216. Mouli Banerjee(2009-2014)
  217. Mudita Sonar (2012-2015)1
  218. Mukul Kashyap (2012-2017)
  219. Mustahseenur Rahman (2010-2013, 2014-2016)
  220. Navjot Sandhu (2013-2016)
  221. Nazish Ashraf (2011-2016)
  222. Neeraj V Murali (2014-present)
  223. Neha Dubey Raizada (2006 – 2008)
  224. Neha Gaur (2010-2012)
  225. Neha Gupta (2010-2013)
  226. Neha Mathur (2015-2017)
  227. Neha Verma (2013-2015)
  228. Neha Kumari (2012-2017)
  229. Nilanjana Ray(2016-present)
  230. Nilza Angmo (2004-2009)
  231. Nischal Darnal (2010-2013)
  232. Nisha Tiwari (2003-present)
  233. Nishi Paliwal (2016-present)
  234. Nishtha Pandey (2011-16)
  235. Nishtha Relan (2011-2016)
  236. Nishtha Vadehra (2009-2011)
  237. Nitya Datta (2007-2015)
  238. Nivedita Basu (2004- present)
  239. Nivedita Sen (1973-78, 1982-84, co-op teaching 2006-2011)
  240. Niya Mathew(2015-2017)
  241. Niyati Sharma (2009-2013)
  242. Nupur Mittal (2009-2013)
  243. Oindrila Bose (2012-2017)
  244. Oindrila Duttagupta (2006-2009)
  245. Okelo Yaikhom (2011-2014)
  246. Palak Jain (2008-2013)
  247. Palak Taneja (2009-2014)
  248. Pallab Deb (2012-2015)
  249. Pallavi Datta (2006-2013)
  250. Parboni Bose(2012-Present)
  251. Paromita Patranobish (2006-2015)
  252. Partha Pratim Barua (2012-2014)
  253. Parth Maniktala (2015-Present)
  254. Payal A P (2007-2014)
  255. Piya Srinivasan (2006 – 2008)
  256. Plabita Gogoi (2011-2016)
  257. Polina Pal(2010-2013)
  258. Pooja Ahuja ( 2013-2016 )
  259. Pooja Anna Pant (2010-2013)
  260. Poulomi Bose (2006-2009)
  261. Poulomi Paul (2013- Present)
  262. Prabhash Ranjan Tripathy (2009-2011)
  263. Prachee Dewri (1997-2005, 2011-15)
  264. Pragya Anurag (2012-2017)
  265. Pranab Bora (2011-present)
  266. Prannay Pathak (2010-2016)
  267. Prapti B. Elizabeth (2013-2015)
  268. Prateek Rawat (2011-14)
  269. Prateeksha Pathak  (2013-Present)
  270. Prateesha Gupta (2012-2015)
  271. Pratyosh Gogoi (2012- Present)
  272. Preeti Sharma (2010 – 2013)
  273. Priyanka Rajbongshi (2011-2014)
  274. Priyanka Singh (2011-2016)
  275. Priya Singh (2013-2016)
  276. Prerna (2012-2017)
  277. Prerna Grewal (2011-2016)
  278. Prerna Subramanian (2013-2016)
  279. Puja Sen (2005-2012)
  280. Rachit Anand (2011-2017)
  281. Radhika Baruah (2006-2012)
  282. Rahul Chaudhary (2015- present)
  283. Rahul Sen (2013-2017)
  284. Raina Singh(2014-2017)
  285. Rashmi Yadav(2010-present)
  286. Rajesh Kumar (2010-2015)
  287. Rani Ray (1974 – 1994)
  288. Rashrab Nath (2011- 2016)
  289. Raveena Kohli (2015-2017)
  290. Rebecca John (2011-2016)
  291. Recho Benjamin Teron (2015-2017)
  292. Rhea Srivastava (2008-2011)
  293. Rhema Mukti Baxter (2006-2011)
  294. Richa Dawar (2011-present)
  295. Riddhi Sharma (2005-2010)
  296. Rituparna Chakraborty (2015-17)
  297. Rituparna Sengupta (2007-2012)
  298. Riya Ray (2011-2014)
  299. Rizowana Hussaini (2010-2015)
  300. Rochelle Pinto (2010-2014)
  301. Rohan Munshi (2014-16)
  302. Rosemary Sebastian Tharakan (2012-2017)
  303. Ruchi Rana (2010-2015)
  304. Ruchi Saini ( 2006-2012)
  305. Ruchi Sharma (2001-2005)
  306. Rupal Sharma (2010 to present)
  307. Rupsha Paul (2013-2016)
  308. Sagar Sachdeva (2011-2014)
  309. Saheb Kaur (2011-2016)
  310. Saheli Bakshi (2009-present)
  311. Saikat Ghosh (cooperative M.A. teaching, 2012-13)
  312. Sakshi Bhardwaj (2012-2017)
  313. Sakshi Dagar (2010-2015)
  314. Sambudha Sen (1973-2015: Phd, co-op teaching, Professor)
  315. Sameer Gardner (2012-2015)
  316. Sameera Mehta (2010-present)
  317. Samridhi (2010-2015)
  318. Samiksha Bhan (2012-2015)
  319. Sanchita Khurana (2007 – 2012)
  320. Sanchita Sarkar (2013-present)
  321. Sanjana Grace Thomas (2010-2013)
  322. Sanjukta Das Bhowmick (2015-17)
  323. Sanjukta Poddar (2004-09, 2011-14)
  324. Sanstuti Nath (2013- present)
  325. Sanya Jain (2012-2015)
  326. Sashanka Shekhar Das (2011 – 2015)
  327. Satarupa Chakraborty (2011-2013)
  328. Saumendra Biswas (2012-present)
  329. Saumya Sethia (2011–2014)
  330. Saundarya Talwar (2011-2017)
  331. Sayan Chaudhuri (2008-2013)
  332. Seher Gopal (2013-2016)
  333. Sejal Yadav (2014-2016)
  334. Semeen Ali (2006- present)
  335. Shalini Kaushik (2011-2016)
  336. Shama Jan (2012-2017)
  337. Shambhavi Pandey (2010-2015)
  338. Sharanya Dutta (2011-2016)
  339. Shashi Shekhar (2012-2017)
  340. Shatrupa Kaushal (2011-2014)
  341. Shikha Kothiyal (2010-present)
  342. Shikha Vats (2009-2014)
  343. Shivani Bhatt (2015-2017)
  344. Shivangi Chaturvedi (2013-present)
  345. Shlagha Jindal (2014-present)
  346. Shorbori Purkayastha (2011- 2014)
  347. Shrimi Gupta (2011-2014)
  348. Shruti Sareen (2004-2017)
  349. Shrehya Taneja (2010-present)
  350. Shreya Iyengar (2015-2017)
  351. Shweta Singh (2016-2018)
  352. Shwetha Chandrashekhar (2011-2015)
  353. Simi Sebastian(2012-present)
  354. Simran Kaur (2014-2017)
  355. Smita Jha (2009-2011)
  356. Smita Mathur (2010-2013)
  357. Smriti S. Raj (2013-2016)
  358. Snehal Anni (2012- 2017)
  359. Snigdha Deka (2010-2015)
  360. Sonika Batra (2015-2017)
  361. Souradeep Roy (2013-present)
  362. Somya Tyagi(2010-present)
  363. Srimayee Basu (2007-2014)
  364. Srirupa Goswami (2012-2017)
  365. Srishti Chaudhary (2016-present)
  366. Srishti Madaan (2009-2014)
  367. Sthira Bhattacharya (2011-2014)
  368. Stuti Chandra (2008- 2013)
  369. Stuti Khanna (1993-2002)
  370. Subhabrata Ghosh Chowdhury (2009-2015)
  371. Suchismita Dutta (2011-2013)
  372. Sumeet Kaur (2009-2015)
  373. Sunaina Das (2008-2013)
  374. Suniti Madaan (2007-2010)
  375. Supurna Dasgupta (2009-2016)
  376. Surabhi Dalal (2010-2015)
  377. Surabhi Goel (2010-present)
  378. Suvir Kaul (1972-1982)
  379. Swarnim Khare (2009-2013)
  380. Swati Jain (2006 – 2016)
  381. Tabish Ahmed (2012-2015)
  382. Tamanna Basu (2011-2016)
  383. Tanu Sharma (2008- 2015)
  384. Tanvi (2009-2014)
  385. Tanya Gambhir(2012-2017)
  386. Tapasya Narang (2011-2014)
  387. Tapasya Pandita (2012-2017)
  388. Tarini Tandon (2010-2015)
  389. Tazeen Ali (2012-present)
  390. Teja Pusapati (2006-2012)
  391. Tina Das (2010-present)
  392. Trilokendra Singh (2013-2016)
  393. Tripti Nijhawan (2010-2015)
  394. Titas Bose(2014-2016)
  395. Tripti Nijhawan (2010-2015)
  396. Twinkle Siwach (2009-2012)
  397. Ujithra Ponniah (2004-07)
  398. Umasankar Patra (2012-Present)
  399. Unnati (2013-2016)
  400. Urmi Bhattacheryya (2008-2013)
  401. Urvashi Vashist (2006-08, 2017-Present),
  402. Ushashi Lahiri (2009-2014)
  403. Vani Valson (2011-2014)
  404. Vaibhav Parel (2001-2008)
  405. Vebhuti Duggal (2006-2008)
  406. Vidu Ramdewor (2002 – 2004)
  407. Vidushi chawla (2013-present)
  408. Vidya Das Arora (1976-80, co-op teaching 1986-87; 1998-2000)
  409. Vinayak Gaurav Pant (2013-present)
  410. Vini  Bhati (2016- Present)
  411. Vipulya Chari (2010-15)
  412. Vrinda Sharma (2013-16)
  413. Yatin Dawra (2012-2015)
  414. Zarqua Adam (2011-2016)

 

 

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