Anna Hazare and the battle against corruption

Visvanathan, Shiv (2012) Anna Hazare and the battle against corruption. Cultural Critique, 81. pp. 103-111. ISSN 15345203

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In this issue of Cultural Critique, “In The Conjuncture” brings to - gether G. Arunima, Partha Chatterjee, and Shiv Visvanathan to criti�cally assess the Anna Hazare movement in India. Anna Hazare’s fast against corruption and his demand for the institution of a Jan Lokpal, or ombudsman, galvanized many sections of the Indian population in 2011. In inviting prominent social scientists to write about this movement, we wished to consider its impassioned deployment of “corruption,” as well as what such a deployment might signal about democracy, agency, and the state of the political today. Aware that “corruption” is given a contingent necessity in the Hazare case, we envision this dialogue not as settling the matter of “corruption,” but as potentially stirring further engagements with this leitmotiv of con�temporary geopolitics. These commentaries were written between December 2011 and January 2012.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Anna Hazare | Battle against corruption | India | Lokpal
Subjects: Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Philosophy
Social Sciences and humanities > Arts and Humanities > Literature and Literary Theory
JGU School/Centre: Jindal School of Government and Public Policy
Depositing User: Mr Sombir Dahiya
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2022 06:23
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2022 06:23
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