Exceptionalising democratic dissent: a study of the JNU event and its representations

  title={Exceptionalising democratic dissent: a study of the JNU event and its representations},
  author={M. Singh and R. Dasgupta},
  journal={Postcolonial Studies},
  pages={59 - 78}
ABSTRACT This article analyses the politics around the infamous Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) ‘sedition’ case of February 2016, focusing particularly on its media representations. It shows how the case was, from its outset, embroiled in the politics of representation, with questions of truth and lies receding into the background to give way to clashes of opinion – however unfounded they may have been in information, fact or truth – broadly reflecting the nature of the public sphere in these… Expand
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