Our pedagogy shackles our mind. It is the subjection of our agency to our own inferior self. At present, when even the postmodernist philosophising seems passé, we talk and walk the slavish ways we were coerced to naturalise during the millennial occupation. Whatever sparse vegetation could grow amidst the barrenness of our humanist imagination was devastated by the blizzard of Leftism - the ism of death - the death of reason, imagination and of sanity. It was like the outbreak of cholera amidst a famine. The biggest challenge India faces today is to resurrect its intellectual self. The challenge cannot be met by straight strivings as the very forces, which are supposedly meant to guard and advance freedom are arraigned, though largely inadvertently, against liberation. The catch cannot be trickier.
- Niraj Kumar Jha