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Musings on Migration, Labour, Politics, Dissent etc.

Assam Against Hindutva: Cultural Protest Held in Guwahati

In the run up to Independence Day, on the 12th of August, defying inclement weather and continuous spells of shower, over a thousand prominent intellectuals and citizens gathered at Digilipukhuri … Continue reading

August 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

বিবৃতি : পদ্ধতিগত পাগলামি আৰু অসমৰ আদৰ্শ বিদ্যালয় কাণ্ড

– দিল্লী একচন কমিটি ফ’ৰ অসম অসম চৰকাৰৰ শিক্ষা বিভাগে মাতৃভাষা মাধ্যমত শিক্ষাগ্ৰহণ কৰা প্ৰাৰ্থীয়ে যাতে অসমৰ আদৰ্শ বিদ্যালয়সমূহত স্নাতক শিক্ষকৰ নিযুক্তিৰ কাৰণে অনুষ্ঠিত কৰিবলৈ লোৱা বিশেষ TETত অৱতীৰ্ণ হ’ব নোৱাৰে … Continue reading

June 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Dear ‘non-racist’ India

Amrapali Basumatary and Bonojit Hussain This short op-ed was first published in Business Standard on April 1, 2017   The discourse on racism in the Indian society has again been ignited … Continue reading

April 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Everybody Loves the ‘Fatwa’ from a Distant Periphery!

– Bonojit Hussain By now everybody might know about the non-fatwa allegedly issued against Assam’s latest singing sensation Nahid Afreen. On 12th and 13th March, a pamphlet supposedly signed by … Continue reading

March 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

English Translation of the Fatwa against Nahid Afreen that never was a Fatwa

– Bonojit Hussain This translation was first published in raiot.in on March 17, 2017 Translation of now infamous non-fatwa (pamphlet) against singer Nahid Afreen of Assam about which half the country is … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

[#DUFightsBack in Photos] When 3000 ‘Anti-nationals’ Took to Street Against ABVP’s Hooliganism in Delhi University

– Bonojit Hussain This is one of those times when you don’t want to write. Having witnessed everything in Ramjas College on 21st February, and on 22nd February having witnessed … Continue reading

March 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

[Nellie Massacre] Who Will End the Assam Nightmare?

A report by Subir Roy on the Nellie Massacre of 18 February 1983 and the surrounding turmoils in Assam, published in Sunday Magazine in the immediate aftermath of the massacre. [Very … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment


An essay by Hiren Gohain published 34 years ago in SUNDAY magazine This article was first published in Sunday Vol. 10 Issue 33, 6 -12 March 1983. Sunday, was a political … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment


– Bonojit Hussain This article was first published in Raiot.in on 14th December 2016 ON FASCIST INCARCERATIONS OF AKHIL GOGOI BY BJP GOVT. IN ASSAM Tonight, 13th of December 2016, … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment


– Bonojit Hussain This article was first published on Raiot.in on 18th May 2016 The 2016 Assembly exit polls are out so are the Delhi based Chanakyas. BJP in Assam … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment


– Amrapali Basumatary & Bonojit Hussain This article was first published in Sabrang India and Raiot.in simultaneously on 4th April 2016 Assamese exceptionalism and the ambivalence of the Assamese Muslim to … Continue reading

December 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

[In Pictures] #AssamWithJNU Thousands Take to Street in Assam

– Bonojit Hussain Last two days had seen several #AssamWithJNU #JusticeForRohith protests and rallies demanding justice for Rohith Vemula and against the assault on JNU, police crackdown and arrest of … Continue reading

February 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

‘A Movement of My Own’: The Making of a Transnational Migrant Workers’ Movement in Korea

– Bonojit Hussain I. In June 2015, South Korean and a section of international media carried a news report which might have come across as surprising to many. A full … Continue reading

February 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Peep Through 19th Century Assam: Evaluating Maniram Dewan – by Amalendu Guha

– Amalendu Guha [This blogger’s note: Written at the age of 24 just few months after the completion of his M.A, this is one of the first published article of … Continue reading

November 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

[Remembering Eqbal and in Honour of Chomsky] When Borders Began to Dissolve within our Imaginations !

Bonojit Hussain November 5, 2001, University of Delhi. I feel incredibly, though nervously happy, Prof. Chomsky, Prof. Jean Dreze, Aruna Roy and Arundhati Roy, to be standing here addressing such a … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment