The recent decades have witnessed an upsurge in student and youth protest and activism across parts of India and the larger South Asia. Despite the continuing visibility of youth activism, relatively little comparative or ethnographic research has explored the determinants and their ideational relationship and implication with the broader modes of politics and democracy. Therefore, this feature essay series engages with various movements of expression of South Asian youth through the different epoch of history, performance, narrativization, and other intersections to look at the transformative modality of youth self-fashioning and their political becoming at different identifiable socio-cultural locations.

 

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Feature Essay Series 2

Protest, Politics, and Possibilities: The Being
and Becoming of Youth Activism in South Asia

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