Enabling Spaces to Discuss Marxist Theory
How relevant is Marxist thought for us today? South Asian University (SAU) through its conferences, annual lectures, research and summer workshops attempts to answer this question, covering broad spectrums of left critical thought, aimed at critical analysis and strengthening networks of people, especially the youth. In 2018 the American critical theorist and feminist Nancy Fraser held a lecture on the topic of “Capitalism, Crisis and Care”.
SAU and RLS jointly organise regular summer schools to connect young people, activists and scholars. In 2018, the nine-day workshop attempted to contextualise the categories of time, space, wage, work and rebellion through a Marxian lens. The summer schools are open for everybody interested in the topics and aim to connect students from different academic backgrounds to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to Marxism. The event usually takes places in Delhi or the outskirts of the capital region.
The South Asian University is an international university established by the eight member nations of the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation (SAARC): Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The university, which is based in Delhi, provides research and postgraduate courses ranging from social sciences and law over economics to biotechnology and computer science. For more information on the upcoming summer school as well as the related publications, please visit Insurgentscripts.