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on the social infrastructure within each community. Related News Shah Rukh Khan’s palace residence in Mumbai boasts of awards and trophies of different sizes and colors. and suicide. There have been other such incidents in India and elsewhere before Sarkar appeared on the scene Sarkar in a few statements and the list indicates that the intention is to be liberated from this power held over sex and death Prominent feminists such as V Geetha and Priyamvada Gopal have commented on the insufficiency of "due process" in most situations That the list was irresponsible was refuted by Karuna Nundy who equated this gesture with civil disobedience It is likely that there will be more lists until all of us are included in them then animals and plants and even stones Lists should not make anyone kill themselves They are meant as a map for navigation as Nehmat Kaur points out When a man accused of stabbing another does not have to kill himself and the woman who was stabbed does not find it necessary to kill herself in order to protect her ‘honour’ it appears that harassment molestation and crime with the adjective sex points towards death Perhaps this is the power invested in sex in the nomenclature of sex offences its policing and trial that it is a matter of life and death It is important to think about the history of the separation of sex from one domain into another; for example from the domain of caste laws which decides who can have sexual relations to biological domain and eugenics This isolation of sex from other relations of power has a history Eroticism and technologies of sex The technical determination of sex in order to separate it from reproduction began early with contraceptives in the ancient worlds of Egypt and Greece The effective separation of sex from reproduction became possible only in the 20thcentury with industrial production of contraceptives and their political deployment by Margaret Sanger and it gained the possibility of art as anticipated by the works Marquis de Sade This recent separation allowed the power over sex to change hands from family and religion to social organisations and the state The separation of sex from reproduction was soon followed by the separation of gender from birth through technological assignment of gender In the recent decades gender has become a technologically assignable physical condition which can eventually be more than man woman and in-between We do not yet know the possibilities involved in gene editing Gender can be given as yet unknown regularities by those who are creative Gender can be an art With Viagra and the related developments sex as an art has been separated from sexual desire There are already devices of remote sexual engagement including long distance kissing devices and hence the possibility of contactless sex Soon implantable devices 3D printed body parts also for sexual art will be industrially produced The “Future of Sex Report” authored by Jenna Owsianik and Ross Dawson claims that by 2024 “people will be able to be anybody with anybody” Corresponding to these developments technolog-ised policing of sexual activities to prevent crimes are available One of the difficult problems of philosophy the meaning of consent and will is being solved through consent apps such as We-Consent Even these apps may not resolve the problems entirely as they can also be coercive in enforcing what had been agreed before commencing sex The recording of sexual acts being made mandatory is not entirely unimaginable in this era of continuous surveillance However it is already possible to separate a sexual crime such as rape from legality through the invention of sex robots with variable settings for resistance And corresponding to the increase in penal and political attention on sexual activities the possibility of sex without human to human contact is increasing It is conceivable that soon humans will not be able to engage in human to human sexual contact without the concern about one kind or the other of sexualoffence being committed at least accidentally It is perhaps not a terrible development that ours could be one of the last of generations to experience human to human contact and practise the already too dangerous act called sex A politics of love and affirmation Harassment inside institutions takes not only sexual but equally other forms which also remain shrouded in complicit silence Both are made possible by the power of social status that regulates people’s interaction Students and research scholars are forced to perform menial domestic chores and even unacknowledged research work for teachers Research directions and publications which are counter to the established norms are suppressed through cliques There are as yet no guidelines and no "due process" to redress this exploitation that also occurs on caste lines within institutions It must concern us that a charge regarding sexual harassment seems so legible while the charge regarding caste discrimination remains questionable The tone and the reactions from traditionalist feminists to the list are disturbing and threatening There are lists given of what Sarkar and her friends are or are not — Dalit queer American Indian Hindu fascist agent liar a hoax These intimidating gestures are aimed at young men and women of all castes and religions who are anti-caste and seeking new possibilities in politics They further reveal the politics of sex and death The reactions against the list are also fascist in their language ‘if you are not with us you are with evil’ This ironically is similar to the language of ‘anti-national’ used by the Hindu right for anyone who opposes it A wave of repression by this Hindu right government started in IIT Madras against Ambedkar Periyar studies circle It reached Hyderabad where Dalit students were attacked for protesting the death penalty to Yakub Memon and the disruption of the screening of Muzaffar Nagar Baqi Hai and for supporting autonomy for Kashmir The Pune film institute was next Then Dalit students in JNU celebrated “Mahishasura Martyrdom Day” which provoked the sharpest reaction from the then HRD minister but all this receded before the nationalism debates in JNU These were compiled into a book whose introduction admits that the teach-in had "glaring absences…of themes from the North East the minority communities of India…too little discussion of the virulent communalist and divisive legacies of which we are anheir Did the inaugural moment of the JNU struggle Afzal Guru and the Kashmir issue retreat into the background Was the somewhat muted struggle with the Dalit struggle of the Hyderabad Central University also not a sign of failure” File image of Kanhaiya Kumar PTI The JNU protests brought intelligent and articulate voices from the left in Shehla Rashid Shora Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar Perhaps the voices and concerns which were eclipsed by "JNU protests" are rising again Sarkar has been insinuated by many including Partha Chatterjee and Nivedita Menon to have been working for the Hindu right by targeting the academics of the Left and destroying the possibility of defeating the Hindu right However Menon herself the leading opponent of the list has spoken ambivalently with respect to the Hindu Right When she was accused by ABVP of making a statement against the Indian government’s position on Kashmir in her lecture she denied it and claimed that “I never said anything about Kashmir being illegally occupied by India” Defending herself before the Hindu Right she opposed Hindutva to Hinduism and wrote "Hinduism as a heterogeneous set of religious practices that have cultural roots and deep meaning which I respect as I do all religious practices" In the same essay Menon accused the Hindu Right of not showing sufficient respect for "the views" of Savarkar who coined the term Hindutva which she opposes: "Savarkar was in fact opposed to caste discrimination but modern day Hindutvavaadis don’t read him or respect his views" One feels certain terror imagining a time in which all the ‘views’ of Savarkar are realised including his idea of national pride “To keep up the purity of the nation and its culture Germany shocked the world by her purging the country of the Semitic races – the Jews National pride at its highest has been manifested here” What is troublesome about these remarks is that both Hindu religion temple entry movements and the Hindu right politics were invented at the same moment in reaction to colonial census circulars in the last century which would have otherwise reduced the upper castes of India into a religious minority It is pertinent that we should not distinguish between Hinduism casteism and Hindutva-vaad which are all to be annihilated In spite of all the viciousness in the air there is also the generosity of a revolutionary embrace in this event of the list In moments of disruption such as this it is possible to imagine and invent new forms of politics alliances responses responsibilities If Sarkar — it should not matter who they are or what castes they are or whether they are — and their friends who are already charting new directions choose to they could also create futures which are based on love which disobeys the laws of caste religion and class They could begin the schooling — which descends from the ancient Greek Schole which meant leisurely creation — in loving seeking forgiveness forgiving wooing accepting rejections consoling one another in sorrow caring It should never take an oppositional stand to Menon and what her generation has consolidated and represents Instead there is room for everyone in this world to create new alliances to dissolve identities; to take new territories of thought; gift each other new ideas of togetherness; to give birth to what is more than nations and passports; create systems and epistemologies which remain open to reason; experiment in language to make poems which send love across languages; through care make skins permeable to let in pains and joys of all — Dalit Kashmiri Adivasi American feline White canine Bahujan gymnosperms Black stones Pakistani and forests In this era of technological explosion all of you are — you know who you are — already worlds away from the fantasies of postcolonial gossips riding their bullock carts calling out to ‘the subalterns’ to get out of the way You are already a gathering in the form of a conch shell from which the matter of the world is murmuring its invitation to create an animal which can relieve the human You are also suffering the weight of unprecedented crises which are descending (Divya Dwivedi and Shaj Mohan are philosophers based in the subcontinent) The writer is chronicling the rise and fall of the film-society movement in India for his new book For all the latest Opinion News, without even knowing who the other side is ? 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