Dr. Saroj Giri

Designation: Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

E-mail: saroj_giri@yahoo.com



Research Papers in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

♦ "The Buddhist Ineffable Self and a Possible Indian Political Subject", Political Theology, Vol. 19, pp. 734-750, ISSN: 1462-317X, 2018. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2018.1537583

♦ "From ‘Uprising’ to ‘Movement’: Dalit Resistance in Gujarat", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. LII, No. 33, pp. 15-17, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2017. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2017/33/commentary/‘uprising’-‘movement’.html  

♦ "Tracing radical subjectivity contra Stalinism, and why this takes us to Fanon", Crisis and Critique, Vol. 3, pp. 342-365, ISSN: 2311-5475, 2016. URL: http://crisiscritique.org/ccmarch/giri.pdf

♦ "Ambedkar's Annihilation of Caste: A Marxist Reading", Book Review, Vol. XXXIX, pp. 29-30, ISSN: 0970-4175, 2015. URL: https://www.academia.edu/16691058/Marxist_reading_of_Ambedkar

♦ "Communism, Occupy and the Question of Form", Ephemera, Vol. 13 (3), pp. 577-601, ISSN: 2052-1499, 2013. URL: http://www.ephemerajournal.org/sites/default/files/pdfs/contribution/13-3giri.pdf

♦ "The Idea of Democratic India", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLVIII, No. 29, pp. 37-40, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2013. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2013/29/book-reviews/idea-democratic-india.html

♦ "The Anti-Corruption Movement and its False Divides", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 46, No. 26 & 27, pp. 14-16, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2011. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2011/26-27/commentary/anti-corruption-movement-and-its-false-divides.html

♦ "Those Enemies of Freedom", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 47, No. 11, pp. 17-19, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2012. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2012/11/commentary/those-enemies-freedom.html

♦ "Capitalism Expands but the Discourse is Radicalised: Whither 21st Century Venezuelan Socialism?", Critical Sociology, Vol. 39, pp. 21-36, ISSN: 1569-1632, 2013. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0896920511434216

♦ "Interrogating Naomi Klein's 'Shock Doctrine'", Human Geography, Vol. 3, pp. 116-128, ISSN: 1942-7786, 2010. URL: https://hugeog.com/iksd/

♦ "Hegemonic Secularism, Dominant Communalism: Imagining Social Transformation in India", Rethinking Marxism, Vol. 22, pp. 130-147, ISSN: 0893-5696, 2010. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/08935690903411719

♦ "Maoists and the Poor: Against Democracy?", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. XLIV, No. 49, pp. 17-21, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2009. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2009/49/commentary/maoists-and-poor-against-democracy.html

♦ "The Maoist 'Problem' and the Democratic Left in India", Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 39, pp. 463-474, ISSN: 0047-2336, 2009. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00472330902944545

♦ "Taking the Bait: Maoists and the Democratic Lure in Nepal", Journal of Contemporary Asia, Vol. 38, pp. 277-299, ISSN: 0047-2336, 2008. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00472330701822330 

♦ "Liberalism Betrayed?", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 43, No. 23, pp. 9-14, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2008. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2008/23/commentary/liberalism-betrayed.html

♦ "Social Transformation and Political Power: Maoists in Nepal", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 41, No. 21, pp. 2147-2156, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2006. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2006/21/special-articles/social-transformation-and-political-power.html

♦ "Democracy Contained", Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 41, No. 18, pp. 1752-1753, ISSN: 0012-9976, 2006. URL: https://www.epw.in/journal/2006/18/commentary/democracy-contained.html

♦ "Against ‘Reality’: The Maoists In South Asia", South Asian Cultural Studies, ISSN: 1749-6764, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2006, URL: https://blogs.edgehill.ac.uk/sacs/archived-issues/v1-1/

♦ "Nature, Human Labour and the Limit of the Social", Capitalism, Nature, Socialism, Vol. 15, pp. 65-78, ISSN: 1045-5752, 2004. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10455750410001691605

Book Chapters

♦ "Parasitic Anti-colonialism", in Jela Krečič (ed.) The Final Countdown: Europe, Refugees and the Left, ISBN 978-961-90851-2-7, Wiener Festwochen, Vienna, 2017.

♦ "The happy accident of a utopia", in Slavoj Zizek and Fredric Jameson (ed.) An American Utopia: Dual Power and the Universal Army, ISBN: 1784784532, Verso, London, 2016.

♦ "London Stopped and Searched, in Shrapnel Minima, Writings from Humanities Underground, ISBN: 9780857421876, University of Chicago, 2015

♦ "WikiLeaks: the Radical Gesture and its Emptiness", in Yana Milev (ed.) D.A.: A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology, ISBN 3631619065, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2013.

♦ "Sights and Sounds at the Jaipur Literature Festival", in Yana Milev (ed) D.A.: A Transdisciplinary Handbook of Design Anthropology, Peter Lang, Frankfurt, 2013. URL: https://www.academia.edu/5371209/Sights_and_Sounds_at_the_Jaipur_Literature_Festival

♦ "Communisme le movement reel", in Alain Badiou and Slavoj Zizek (eds.) L’Idee du Commnisme 2, ISBN 978-2-35526-074-2, Editions Lignes, Paris, 2011.

Popular Articles/ Online Journals

♦ "Gandhi and Buddha: Godly and the Ungodly", National Herald, New Delhi, 13 October 2019. URL: https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/opinion/gandhi-and-buddha-godly-and-the-ungodly

♦ "Who Works for whom Under the Conditions of Technology?", Platoon: Cultural Development, Berlin, 9 April 2015. URL: http://www.platoon.org/report/who-works-for-whom-under-the-conditions-of-technology

♦ "The Idea of India", Monthly Review, 29 June 2015, URL: https://mronline.org/2015/06/29/giri290615-html/

♦ "Bal Thackeray or Why the Communists Did Nothing", Sanhati, 22 November 2012, URL: http://sanhati.com/excerpted/5823/

♦ "The Multicultural Empire: On Niall Ferguson", OpenDemocracy, 18 December 2011, URL: http://www.openDemocracy.net/saroj-giri/multicultural-empire

♦ "Thanks, but no thanks, WikiLeaks!", Mute Magazine, 24 December 2010 URL: http://www.metamute.org/community/your-posts/thanks-no-thanks-wikileaks

♦ "Excerpt from 'Whither Maoists?'", Monthly Review, 26 May 2010, URL: https://mronline.org/2010/05/26/excerpt-from-whither-maoists/

♦ "'The Dangers Are Great, the Possibilities Immense': The Ongoing Political Struggle in India", Monthly Review, 4 November 2009, URL: https://mronline.org/2009/11/04/the-dangers-are-great-the-possibilities-immense1-the-ongoing-political-struggle-in-india/

♦ "Lalgarh and the Radicalisation of Resistance: From 'Ordinary Civilians' to Political Subjects", Monthly Review, 9 July 2009, URL: https://mronline.org/2009/07/09/lalgarh-and-the-radicalisation-of-resistance-from-ordinary-civilians-to-political-subjects/

Corresponding Editor

♦ Historical Materialism Journal

♦ Capitalism Nature Socialism (Editor-at-Large)

♦ Dialectical Anthropology (Advisory Board)


Department of Political Science,

Faculty of Social Sciences, 2nd Floor

University of Delhi,

Delhi – 110007.

Email: saroj_giri@yahoo.com


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