jnu poster Communism wall painting in JNU. Photo: Subhashish Panigrahi

Uditi Sen explains the background to the ongoing protests at JNU over the political persecution of the left by the Modi government

A group of students organised an event criticising the state’s scapegoating and execution of a Muslim man, Afzal Guru, as a ‘terrorist’ without any evidence. The event is cancelled by the administration after complaints from the student body of the Hindu right (ABVP). The elected president of the student union (JNUSU), Kanhaiya Kumar, who is left-leaning, was arrested on charges of sedition (an old colonial era law) citing a speech he gave earlier.

A witch hunt is unleashed with police combing student hostels with a list of so-called ‘anti-nationals’. Students go into hiding and Kanhaiya is still in jail, being threatened with being handed over to an ‘anti-terrorism squad. When faculty turn up in a Delhi court to support Kanhaiya, they are beaten up as ‘anti-nationals’ along with the press and thrown out.

The university is on strike, faculty are organising daily teach-ins and protest meetings.

This is part of a global, and systematic assault, by the right wing on universities. Clearly, academic freedom and critical thought do not mix well with regressive ideologies. In India, it is manifested as a silent Prime Minister belonging to the BJP, who watches on as its student wing, ABVP, and several elected members of parliament descend into hooliganism, intimidation and purging of academic spaces of all dissenters.

They use administrators who act as lackeys of politicians, colonial era repressive laws, and bring in a corrupt police force to implement their dictat. The conflict at JNU comes after tactics of intimidation resulted in the expulsion of Dalit students in HCU (Hyderabad Central University), leading one student, Rohith Vemula, to commit suicide. Before this, the premier film institute of the country, FTII, was subjected to a clearly political appointment of an unqualified Vice Chancellor. The non-violent student protest was brutally crushed.

However, the Indian government is also highly sensitive about its image abroad. This is where this solidarity campaign hopes to intervene.


We, the undersigned, stand in solidarity with the students, faculty and staff of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi against the illegal ongoing police action since February 9, 2016. With them, we affirm the autonomy of the university as a non-militarized space for freedom of thought and expression. Accordingly, we condemn police presence on campus and the harassment of students on the basis of their political beliefs.

The charge of sedition, under the guise of which the police have been given a carte blanche to enter the JNU campus, to raid student hostels, arrest and detain students, including Kanhaiya Kumar, the current president of the JNU Students Union, is an alibi for the incursion of an authoritarian regime onto the university campus. Under Indian law sedition applies only to words and actions that directly issue a call to violence. The peaceful demonstration and gathering of citizens does not constitute criminal conduct. The police action on JNU campus is illegal under the constitution of India.

An open, tolerant, and democratic society is inextricably linked to critical thought and expression cultivated by universities in India and abroad. As teachers, students, and scholars across the world, we are watching with extreme concern the situation unfolding at JNU and refuse to remain silent as our colleagues (students, staff, and faculty) resist the illegal detention and autocratic suspension of students. We urge the Vice Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University to protect members of the university community and safeguard their rights.

Dated/- 15 February 2016

  1. Syed Shahid Abbas, Institute of Development Studies, Brighton, U.K.

  2. Gilbert Achcar, SOAS, University of London

  3. Katie Addleman, University of Toronto

  4. Barun Adhikary, JNU

  5. Aniket Aga, Yale University

  6. Ashish Aggarwal, (JNU 2012)

  7. Aftab Ahmad, (JNU 2000), Columbia University

  8. Aijaz Ahmad, University of California, Irvine

  9. Meena Alexander, City University of New York

  10. Nosheen Ali, Habib University

  11. Tariq Omar Ali, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

  12. Liyanage Amarakeerthi, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  13. Harini Amarasuriya, Open University of Sri Lanka

  14. Eyal Amiran, UC Irvine, California, USA

  15. Dibyesh Anand, University of Westminster

  16. Sundari Anitha, (JNU 1996), University of Lincoln Brayford Pool

  17. Ponni Arasu, (JNU 2005), University of Toronto

  18. Jayadev Athreya, University of Washington

  19. Anjali Arondekar, University of California, Santa Cruz

  20. Saurabh Arora, University of Sussex

  21. Edward Anderson, (JNU 2009), Cambridge University

  22. Abdul Kalam Azad, TISS-UNICEF

  23. Edward Bacal, University of Toronto

  24. Nandita Badami, (JNU 2011), University of California Irvine

  25. Shiladitya Banerjee, University of Chicago

  26. Amit R. Baishya, (JNU 2003), University of Oklahoma

  27. Anirban Baishya, (JNU 2013), University of Southern California

  28. Aparna Balachandran, (JNU 2000), University of Delhi

  29. Sai Balakrishnan, Harvard University

  30. Ian Balfour, York University

  31. Jairus Banaji, (JNU 1975) SOAS, London

  32. Murad Banaji, University of Middlesex

  33. Sandeep Banerjee, McGill University

  34. Sreenanti Banerjee, Birkbeck, University of London

  35. Anustup Basu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

  36. Arani Basu, (JNU 2015), Humboldt University

  37. Ananyo “Tito” Basu, American Cooperative School of Tunis

  38. Priyanka Basu, (JNU 2011), SOAS, London

  39. Srimati Basu, University of Kentucky

  40. Subho Basu, (JNU 1988), McGill University

  41. Lalit Batra, University of Minnesota

  42. Daniel Bender, University of Toronto

  43. Ankur Betageri, IIT-Delhi

  44. Madhav Badami, McGill University

  45. Sukanya Banerjee, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  46. Homi Bhabha, Harvard University

  47. Gurminder K Bhambra, University of Warwick/Linnaeus University

  48. Brenna Bhandar, SOAS, University of London

  49. V. Bhaskar, (JNU 1981, JNUSU President 1981), University of Texas at Austin

  50. Udit Bhatia, Oxford University

  51. Varuni Bhatia, (JNU), University of Michigan Ann Arbor

  52. Enakshi Bhattacharya, IIT-Madras

  53. Gargi Bhattacharyya, University of East London

  54. Nandini Bhattacharya, (JNU 2005), University of Dundee

  55. Ritwik Bhattacharyya, Princeton University

  56. Shreya Bhattacherjee, (JNU 2010), University of California, Riverside

  57. Soumyadip Bandyopadhyaya, IIT-Kharagpur

  58. Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University

  59. Debanjali Biswas, (JNU 2011), King’s College London

  60. Nabaneeta Biswas, University of Georgia

  61. Somak Biswas, (JNU 2015), University of Warwick

  62. Amiel Bize, Columbia University

  63. Manuela Boatcă, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg

  64. Anannya Bohidar, (JNU 2014), University of Pennsylvania

  65. Jenisha Borah, (JNU 2013)

  66. David Boyk, University of California, Berkeley

  67. Andrea Brock, University of Sussex

  68. Wendy Brown, University of California, Berkeley

  69. Kriti Budhiraja, (JNU 2014), University of Minnesota Twin Cities

  70. Allison Busch, Columbia University

  71. Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley

  72. Erica Burman, University of Manchester

  73. Utathya C., (JNU 2011), University of Illinois

  74. Linda Carty, Syracuse University

  75. Radhika Chadha, (JNU 2005), Delhi University

  76. Pavel Chakraborty, (JNU 2003), Oxford University

  77. Pratik Chakrabarti, (JNU 2000), University of Manchester

  78. Dipesh Chakrabarty, University of Chicago

  79. Priyanka Chakraborty, Southern Methodist University

  80. Paula Chakravartty, NYU

  81. Aditi Chandra, University of California

  82. Ananya Chatterjea, University of Minnesota

  83. Anindita Chatterjee, University of Minnesota

  84. Anomitro Chatterjee, (JNU 2010), Georgia State Universit

  85. Chandrayee Chatterjee, (JNU 2012), Georgia State University.

  86. Partha Chatterjee, Columbia University

  87. Piya Chatterjee, Scripps College

  88. Sreya Chatterjee, (JNU 2004)

  89. Sumita Dutt Chatterjee, (JNU 1989), University of Miami

  90. Sameer Chaturvedi,  Jawaharlal Nehru University

  91. Antara Ray Chaudhury, Jawaharlal Nehru University

  92. Divya Cherian, (JNU 2008), Rutgers University

  93. Vanessa Chishti, (JNU 2015)

  94. Meghna Chaudhuri, (JNU 2012), New York University

  95. Francis Cody, University of Toronto

  96. Dia Da Costa, University of Alberta

  97. Bedatri Datta Choudhury, (JNU 2012), New York University

  98. Mrinalini Chakravorty, University of Virginia.

  99. Lawrence Cohen, University of California, Berkeley

  100. Aditi Surie von Czechowski, Columbia University

  101. Katyayani Dalmia, (JNU 2008), New School

  102. Deepra Dandekar, University of Heidelberg, Germany

  103. Chandler Davis, University of Toronto

  104. Dharashree Das, (JNU 2005), Simon Fraser University

  105. Manishita Dass, Royal Holloway, University of London

  106. Sangeeta Das, (JNU 2007), Jawaharlal Nehru University

  107. Satadru Das, (JNU 2008), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

  108. Ananya Dasgupta, (JNU 2003), Case Western Reserve University

  109. Rohit K Dasgupta, University of Southampton

  110. Sandipto Dasgupta, King’s College, London

  111. Sejuti Dasgupta, (JNU 2010), Michigan State University

  112. Natalie Zemon Davis, University of Toronto

  113. Anuradha De, (JNU 1992), CORD

  114. Rohit De, Yale University

  115. Siddhartha Deb, Writer, The New School

  116. Sanchia deSouza, University of Toronto

  117. Federico Demaria, ICTA UAB, Barcelona, Spain

  118. Karishma Desai, Teachers College, Columbia University

  119. Jigna Desai, University of Minnesota

  120. Meenu Deswal, (JNU 2014), University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

  121. Garima Dhabai, (JNU 2015), Yale University

  122. Meena Dhanda, University of Wolverhampton

  123. Neha Dhole, (JNU 2010), University of Pittsburgh

  124. Rohan D’Souza, (JNU 1998), Kyoto University

  125. Debjani Dutta, (JNU 2012), University of Southern California

  126. Devika Dutt, (2014), University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  127. Timothy S. Dobe, Grinnell College

  128. J Daniel Elam, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  129. Kanishka Elupula, (JNU 2008), Harvard University

  130. Sara Feldman, University of Illinois

  131. Peter Fitting, University of Toronto

  132. Bashabi Fraser, Edinburgh Napier University

  133. Kathleen Frederickson, University of California, Davis

  134. Elaine Freedgood, New York University

  135. Lina M Fruzzetti, Brown University

  136. Richard Fung, OCAD University

  137. Debjani Ganguly, University of Virginia

  138. Keya Ganguly, University of Minnesota

  139. Tejaswini Ganti, NYU

  140. Faisal Garba, University of Cape Town

  141. Gaurav C. Garg,(JNU 2013), New York University

  142. David Gellner, Oxford University

  143. Robert M Geraci, Manhattan College

  144. Roos Gerritsen, Heidelberg University & IIT Madras

  145. Maitreesh Ghatak, London School of Economics

  146. Bishnupriya Ghosh, University of California, Santa Barbara

  147. Arunabh Ghosh, Harvard University

  148. Vinay Gidwani, University of Minnesota

  149. Natasha Ginwala, (JNU 2010), curator

  150. Tula Goenka, Syracuse University

  151. Dishanka Gogoi, Jawaharlal Nehru University

  152. Hugo Gorringe, University of Edinburgh

  153. Manu Goswami, New York University

  154. Anup Grewal, University of Toronto

  155. Ann Grodzins Gold, Syracuse University

  156. Priyamvada Gopal, (JNU 1991), University of Cambridge

  157. Mahesh Gopalan, (JNU 2012), St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi

  158. Ratna Goradia, (JNU 2008), New York Post

  159. Yogita Goyal, University of California Los Angeles

  160. Radhika Govindrajan, (JNU 2006), University of Washington

  161. Isabelle Guérin, Centre d’études en Sciences Sociales Sur Les Mondes Américains  Africains et Asiatiques

  162. Akhil Gupta, University of California, Los Angeles

  163. Anoushka Gupta (JNU 2008), York University

  164. Bishnupriya Gupta, (JNU 1983), University of Warwick

  165. Bipasha Guptaroy, (JNU 1984), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  166. Shubhra Gururani, York University, Canada

  167. Jaswant Guzder, McGill University

  168. Alexis Halkovic (JNU 1996), The Graduate Center, City University of New York

  169. Thomas Blom Hansen, Stanford University

  170. Anusha Hariharan, (JNU 2011), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  171. Martin Harries, University of California, Irvine

  172. Barbara Harriss-White, Oxford University

  173. Anneeth Kaur Hundle, University of California, Merced

  174. Phil Hutchinson, Manchester Metropolitan University

  175. Aashique Ahmed Iqbal, (JNU 2011), University of Oxford

  176. Feyzi Ismail, SOAS, University of London

  177. Bharati Jagannatha, (JNU PhD 2010), Miranda House

  178. Sarandha Jain, (JNU 2015)

  179. Bhawana Jaiswal, (JNU 2015)

  180. Sudeep Kumar Jaiswal, (JNU 2015), East China Normal University (ECNU)

  181. Chinnaiah Jangam, (JNU 1998), Carleton College

  182. Pranav Jani, Ohio State University

  183. Nicolas Jaoul, EHESS/CNRS, France

  184. Arjun Jayadev, University of Massachusetts, Boston

  185. Rajshri Jayaraman, ESMT Berlin

  186. Ketaki Jaywant, (JNU, 2008), University of Minnesota

  187. Patricia Jeffery, University of the Edinburgh

  188. Anderson Jeremiah, Lancaster University

  189. Shikha Jhingan, Jawaharlal Nehru University

  190. Bhoomika Joshi, (JNU 2009), Yale University

  191. Meghana Joshi, Rutgers University

  192. Abhishek Kaicker, University of California, Berkeley

  193. Vidya Kalaramadam, William Paterson University of New Jersey

  194. Virinder S Kalra, University of Manchester

  195. Sangeeta Kamat, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

  196. Lipika Kamra, (JNU 2010), University of Oxford

  197. Aparna Kapadia, (JNU 2005), Williams College

  198. Caren Kaplan, University of California, Davis

  199. Ilan Kapoor, York University

  200. Anupama Kapse, Queens College, CUNY

  201. Jyotsna Kapur, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

  202. Radha Kapuria, (JNU 2013), King’s College London

  203. Sumayya Kassamalli, Columbia University

  204. Malavika Kasturi, (JNU 1988-1992), University of Toronto

  205. Suvir Kaul, University of Pennsylvania

  206. Ravinder Kaur, (JNU 1996, JNUSU General Secretary 1994-1995), University of Copenhagen

  207. Sudipta Kaviraj, Columbia University

  208. Prashant Keshavmurthy, (JNU 1998), McGill University

  209. Prashant Kidambi, (JNU 1994), University of Leicester

  210. Wiebke Keim, CNRS/University of Strasbourg

  211. Dipti Khera, New York University

  212. Jocelyn Killmer, Syracuse University

  213. Makiko Kimura, (JNU 2004), Tsuda College, Tokyo

  214. Pasha M. Khan, McGill University

  215. Ashok Kotwal, University of British Columbia

  216. Ashish Koul, (JNU 2006),  Vanderbilt University

  217. Monomita Roy Krishna, (JNU 1982), University of Hawaii

  218. Sankaran Krishna, (JNU 1982), University of Hawaii at Manoa

  219. Jesse Ross Knutson, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa

  220. Abdul Kuddus, (JNU 2005), Learning Solutions Consultant

  221. Sikandar Kumar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  222. Leena Kumarappan, London Metropolitan University

  223. CJ Kuncheria, (JNU 2015), Yale University

  224. Rishabh Kumar, (JNU 2008), The New School, New York

  225. Sahil Kureshi, (JNU 2013), Oxford University

  226. Vinay Lal, University of California Los Angeles

  227. Mahmood Kooria, (JNU 2012), Leiden University, the Netherlands

  228. Premesh Lalu, University of the Western Cape

  229. Joel Lee, Williams College

  230. Jens Lerche, SOAS, University of London

  231. Darryl Li, Yale Law School

  232. David Palumbo-Liu, Stanford University

  233. Madhura Lohokare, (JNU 2003), Syracuse University

  234. Munira Lokhandwala, University of California, Berkeley

  235. Jinee Lokaneeta, Drew University

  236. Ania Loomba, University of Pennsylvania

  237. Ritty Lukose, New York University

  238. Sumi Madhok, (JNU 1997), London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

  239. Aparna Mahariya, (JNU 2015), University of Exeter

  240. Kama Maclean, UNSW Australia

  241. Rochona Majumdar, University of Chicago

  242. Meghana Marathe, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  243. Sanjeev Routray, (JNU 2003), University of British Columbia

  244. Sudhir Mahadevan, University of Washington, Seattle

  245. Bakirathi Mani, (JNU 1997) Swarthmore College

  246. Swati Mantri, IIT Delhi

  247. Rohan Dominic Mathews, (JNU 2015)

  248. Surbhi Mahajan, (JNU 2008), Development Researcher

  249. Aakshi Magazine, (JNU 2011), University of St Andrews, UK

  250. Tapasi Mathur, (JNU 2008), University of Michigan

  251. Lyla Mehta, Institute of Development Studies, UK

  252. Nora Melnikova, Charles University, Prague

  253. Dilip Menon, University of Witwatersrand

  254. Gayatri A. Menon, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

  255. Minakshi Menon, (JNU 1985), Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

  256. Nikhil Menon, (JNU 2011), Princeton University

  257. Thomas Metcalf, University of California, Berkeley

  258. Alessandra Mezzadri, SOAS, London

  259. Sumeet Mhaskar, University of Göttingen

  260. Darshana Mini, University of Southern California

  261. Geeta Mishra, IIT Delhi

  262. Sangay Mishra, Drew University

  263. Saurabh Mishra, (JNU 2004), University of Sheffield

  264. Shaivya Mishra, (JNU 2013), University of California Berkeley

  265. Mayank Misra, Princeton University

  266. Timothy Mitchell, Columbia University

  267. Kirtimaan Mohan, (JNU 2009), Michigan State University, East Lansing

  268. Taneesha Devi Mohan, (JNU 2010), London School of Economics

  269. Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Syracuse University

  270. Padmini Mongia, (JNU Visiting Faculty 2008-2010), Franklin & Marshall College

  271. Radhika Mongia, York University, Toronto

  272. Nayanika Mookherjee, (JNU 1996), Durham University, UK

  273. Rosalind C. Morris, Columbia University

  274. Debashree Mukherjee, (JNU 2009), Columbia University

  275. Ishan Mukherjee, (JNU 2011), Trinity College, University of Cambridge

  276. Sanjukta Mukherjee, (JNU), DePaul University

  277. Shagata Mukherjee, Georgia State University

  278. Shruti Mukherjee, (JNU 2013), SUNY Stony Brook

  279. Sinjini Mukherjee, (JNU 2008), Heidelberg University

  280. Upamanyu Pablo Mukherjee, Warwick University

  281. Uponita Mukherjee, (JNU 2014), Columbia University

  282. Maroona Murmu, Jadavpur University

  283. Hema A Murthy, IIT Madras

  284. Sharun W. Mukand, Warwick University

  285. Dulali Nag, Indian Institute for Social Welfare and Business Management

  286. Richa Nagar, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  287. Kartik Nair, (JNU 2010), New York University

  288. Rahul Nair, (JNU 1998), Antioch College

  289. Vijayanka Nair, New York University

  290. Siddharth Narrain, Lawyer and Legal Researcher

  291. Poonam Natarajan, (JNU 1976), CSRD/SSS

  292. Anjali Nath, American University of Beirut

  293. Vasuki Nesiah, The Gallatin School, NYU

  294. Eleanor Newbigin, SOAS, University of London

  295. Anirban Nigam, (JNU 2014), University of California Irvine

  296. Madhurima Nundy, Institute of Chinese Studies

  297. Daniel O’Connor, University of Edinburg

  298. Francesca Orsini, SOAS London

  299. Goldie Osuri, University of Warwick

  300. Poornima Paidipathy, (JNU 2000), Cambridge University

  301. Shailaja Paik, University of Cincinnati

  302. Poulomi Pal, (JNU 2010), Amherst College

  303. Ravi Arvind Palat, SUNY Binghamton

  304. Ankita Pandey, (JNU 2008), University of Oxford

  305. Ishita Pande, (JNU 1999), Queen’s University

  306. Ankita Pandey, (JNU 2008), University of Oxford

  307. Khaliq Parkar, (JNU 2015), Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, Pune

  308. Ian Parker, University of Leicester

  309. Jonathan Parry, London School of Economics and Political Science

  310. Prachi Patankar, South Asia Solidarity Initiative

  311. Anuranjan Pegu, (JNU 2005), New York

  312. Mario da Penha, Rutgers University

  313. Sonali Perera, Hunter College of the City University New York

  314. Lakshmi Prasad, Jawaharlal Nehru University

  315. Jessy Phillip, (JNU 2015), TISS

  316. Kavita Philip, University of California, Irvine

  317. Chris Pinney, University College London

  318. Sheldon Pollock, Columbia University

  319. Gyan Prakash, (JNU 1975), Princeton University

  320. Ashok Prasad, Colorado State University

  321. David Prochaska, University of Illinois

  322. Navtej K. Purewal, SOAS University of London

  323. Teja Varma Pusapati, University of Oxford

  324. Asgar Qadri, George Washington University

  325. Nayma Qayum, Manhattanville College

  326. R. Radhakrishnan, University of California Irvine

  327. Pallavi Raghavan,  Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi

  328. Raisur Rahman, (JNU 2000) Wake Forest University

  329. Amit S. Rai, Queen Mary, University of London

  330. Shirin Rai, University of Warwick

  331. Arvind Rajagopal, New York University

  332. Dalpat Rajpurohit, (JNU 2008), Columbia University

  333. Suvrat Raju, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences, Bangalore

  334. Harsha Ram, University of California, Berkeley

  335. Bhavani Raman, (JNU 1999), University of Toronto

  336. Lucinda Ramberg, Cornell University

  337. M.V. Ramana, Princeton University

  338. Namita Ranganathan, (JNU 1988), Delhi University

  339. Bhargav Rani, (JNU 2014), City University of New York

  340. Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago

  341. Anupama Rao, Barnard College, Columbia University

  342. Meghana Rao, University of Toronto

  343. Rahul Rao, SOAS, University of London

  344. Shruti Rao, (JNU 2011), University of British Columbia

  345. Harshit Rathi, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  346. Debraj Ray, NYU

  347. Raka Ray, University of California, Berkeley

  348. Reeju Ray, (JNU 2007), University of Western Ontario

  349. Sangeeta Ray, University of Maryland

  350. Boike Rehbein, Humboldt University Berlin

  351. Allen F. Roberts, University of California, Los Angeles

  352. E. Natalie Rothman, University of Toronto

  353. Soumyadip Roy, (JNU 2009), Iowa State University

  354. Srila Roy, University of Witwatersrand

  355. Srirupa Roy, University of Goettingen

  356. Srabani Roychoudhury, (JNU 1992), Jawaharlal Nehru University

  357. Kanchana N. Ruwanpura, University of Edinburgh

  358. Poulomi Saha, University of California, Berkeley

  359. Sangita Saha, (JNU 2011), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  360. Arun Saldanha, University of Minnesota

  361. Aditi Saraf, Johns Hopkins University

  362. Aprajita Sarcar, (JNU 2013), Queen’s University Ontario

  363. Aditya Sarkar, (JNU 2005), Warwick University

  364. Parnisha Sarkar, (JNU 2015), University of Toronto

  365. Andrew Sartori, New York University

  366. Akshya Saxena, (JNU 2008), University of Minnesota

  367. Dwaipayan Sen, Amherst College

  368. Moumita Sen, (JNU 2009), University of Oslo

  369. Ruchira Sen, (JNU 2012), University of Missouri-Kansas City

  370. Aviroop Sengupta, (JNU 2014), Columbia University

  371. Uditi Sen, (JNU 2004), Hampshire College

  372. Sanjay Seth, Goldsmiths, University of London

  373. Aradhana Anu Sharma, Wesleyan University

  374. Partha Pratim Shil, (JNU 2008) Trinity College, Cambridge

  375. Arushi Singh, (JNU 2014), University of California, Los Angeles

  376. Bhrigupati Singh, Brown University

  377. Prerna Singh, Brown University

  378. Rashmi Singh (JNU 2011), University of Cambridge

  379. Aarti Sethi, (JNU 2009), Columbia University

  380. Alpa Shah, London School of Economics and Political Science

  381. Chayanika Shah, TISS Mumbai

  382. Svati Shah, University of Massachusetts/JNU

  383. Qaiser Shamim, (JNU 1981)

  384. Jayeeta Sharma, University of Toronto

  385. Nitin Sharma, Purdue University

  386. Shalini Sharma, (JNU 1996), Keele University

  387. Ajay Skaria, University of Minnesota

  388. Samira Sheikh, (JNU 1994), Vanderbilt University

  389. Benjamin Seigel, (Visiting Professor JNU 2007-8), Boston University

  390. Marc Siegel, Goethe University, Frankfurt

  391. Pritam Singh, (JNU 1976, Student Councillor JNU-SSS 1973), Oxford Brookes University

  392. Manjira Sinha, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur

  393. Subir Sinha, SOAS University of London

  394. Suvadip Sinha, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

  395. Tanvi Sirari, (JNU 2012), University of British Columbia

  396. Ari Sitas, University of Cape Town

  397. Ruhi Sonal, (JNU 2012), IIT Delhi

  398. Jonathan Spencer, University of Edinburgh

  399. Alex Steele, University of Minnesota

  400. Rachel Sturman, Bowdoin College

  401. Abha Sur, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  402. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University

  403. Kannan Srinivasan, Wertheim Study New York Public Library

  404. Ravindran Sriramachandran, Ashoka University

  405. Tanvi Sirari, (JNU 2012), University of British Columbia

  406. Priyanka Srivastava, (JNU 1995-2000) University of Massachusetts, Amherst

  407. Ulrike Stark, The University of Chicago

  408. Tony K. Stewart, Vanderbilt University

  409. Andy Stirling, University of Sussex

  410. Ajantha Subramanian, Harvard University

  411. Narendra Subramanian, McGill University

  412. Sanjay Subrahmanyam, University of California, Los Angeles

  413. Meghant Sudan, Concordia University, Montreal

  414. Sanjukta Sunderason, Leiden University

  415. Byapti Sur, Leiden University

  416. Deborah Sutton, (JNU 2001), Lancaster University

  417. Ashwini Tambe, University of Maryland-College Park

  418. Anand Vivek Taneja, Vanderbilt University

  419. Akshaya Tankha, (JNU 2006), University of Toronto

  420. Shabnum Tejani, SOAS, University of London

  421. Kamal Kumar Tanti, University of Technology and Management, Shillong

  422. Kuhu Tanvir, (JNU 2012), University of Pittsburgh

  423. Rei Terada, University of California, Irvine

  424. Shubha Tewari, University of Massachusetts

  425. Sharika Thiranagama, Stanford University

  426. Sudipa Topdar, (JNU 2002), Illinois State University

  427. Saadia Toor, College of Staten Island, City University of New York

  428. Nishita Trisal, University of Michigan

  429. Alexios Tsigkas, New School

  430. Malvika Tyagi, IIT Delhi

  431. Bhargav Rani, (JNU 2014), City University of New York

  432. Lalit Vachani, University of Göttingen.

  433. Nilita Vachani, New York University

  434. Aparna Vaidik, (JNU 2005), Ashoka University

  435. Anand Vaidya, University of Bergen

  436. Anish Vanaik, (JNU 2008), Purdue University

  437. Rashmi Varma, University of Warwick

  438. Ramaa Vasudevan, (JNU 1986-88) Colorado State University

  439. Rajesh Venogopal, London School of Economics

  440. Kartik Verma, (JNU 2008), University of Utah

  441. Vertika, (JNU 2014), McGill University, Montréal

  442. Ramna Walia, (JNU 2011), University of Texas at Austin

  443. Gary Wang, University of Toronto

  444. Tyler Walker Williams, (JNU 2007), JNUSU Vice President 2006-2007, University of Chicago

  445. Kalpana Wilson, London School of Economics and Political Science

  446. Nicole Wolf, Goldsmiths, University of London

  447. Niharika Yadav, Princeton University

  448. Harshita Yalamarty, (JNU 2013), York University

  449. Suvaid Yaseen, (JNU 2013), Brown University

  450. Akhila Yechury, (JNU 2007), University of St. Andrews

  451. Dilan Yildirim, Harvard University

  452. Nima Lamu Yolmo, (JNU 2011)

  453. Vazira Zamindar, Brown University

  454. John Zavos, (JNU 1988), University of Manchester