The low politics of higher education: saffron branded neoliberalism and the assault on Indian universities

  title={The low politics of higher education: saffron branded neoliberalism and the assault on Indian universities},
  author={Navdeep Mathur},
  journal={Critical Policy Studies},
  pages={121 - 125}
  • N. Mathur
  • Published 2 January 2018
  • Education
  • Critical Policy Studies
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