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Friday, Feb 28, 2020
Dipankar Gupta

Dipankar Gupta


Dipankar Gupta taught sociology for nearly three decades in Jawaharlal Nehru University before taking voluntary retirement in 2009. He has written and edited 19 books on a variety of subjects ranging from ethnicity to on agrarian politics, caste to modernisation. He enjoys writing for the press for he believes that it sharpens his understanding of issues as he is now compelled to write for the non-specialists.

articles by Dipankar Gupta (19 results)
May 18, 2017 07:29
Sociologist Dipankar Gupta traces how colonialism justified its rule by positing darker skin as inferior. read more
Jun 21, 2016 23:15
Indian school teachers will never command the respect French teachers get because they are not expected to. In fact, their clothes give the impression that they are forever in and out of pajama parties read more
Jun 07, 2016 22:15
Muhammad Ali was at his peak as a boxer from 1964 through to the seventies, but during all those years he was also at his peak as a preacher of peace and Islam. The latter day Ali did not show this full bodied greatness. This is why it is so easy for... read more
May 25, 2016 22:03
What counts is the ability to engine up and deliver at short notice, and this is what Mamata did. By setting right what Saradha had done wrong, she won hands down in Bengal. read more
May 10, 2016 21:14
Politics today is weighted in favour of the underdog, the outsider. This was as true of Narendra Modi in 2014, as it is now of Sadiq Khan read more
Apr 26, 2016 20:58
If political correctness in speech is still not quite the norm here it is probably because there are too many gross inequalities in India read more
Apr 12, 2016 21:18
To water your cricket ground or irrigate your cotton field has set off a huge political debate in Maharashtra. read more
Sep 01, 2015 20:30
Caste politics helps makes caste politicians, who then cater to their charmed circle. This is why the OBC furore is crony casteism at its best. read more
Jun 02, 2012 23:44
Some seek publicity, others are born with it and then there are those who have it thrust upon them. Dipankar Gupta writes. read more
Mar 22, 2009 00:19
As the UP chief minister begins her election campaign, a 3-city HT-Cfore survey reveals how and why the urban middle-class recoils at the thought of Maya as PM.See graphic read more
Sep 03, 2007 01:01
The machismo of the scientific-military complex is dearer to the CPI(M) than bringing health and education to the poor, writes Dipankar Gupta. read more
Jul 26, 2007 00:58
At the end of the day what is most depressing is that Sikhs are becoming caste-ridden, and more and more like Hindus, writes Dipankar Gupta. read more
May 14, 2007 05:15
For Psephologists, village India is racked by caste wars and each caste is battling against another in a constant struggle for supremacy and that’s where they go wrong, writes Dipankar Gupta. read more
Apr 26, 2007 00:01
Caste determinism works against democracy, no matter who the beneficiaries might be, writes Dipankar Gupta. read more