Multiplicities and Convergence in Online Extreme Speech

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In the lecture series, “The End/s of History: Post 1989 Worlds in the Making” organized by Annika Lems, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle, Sahana Udupa will probe the nature and contours of a global conjuncture of exclusionary politics, using online extreme speech as a window to contemporary digital cultures.

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Feminism and online politics in India: Precarious solidarities, promising opportunities

Project ONLINERPOL hosted Prof. Dr. Usha Raman, a media and communication scholar from the University of Hyderabad, to share her insights about how the digital has mediated feminist politics in India within the past decade. This period has seen not only feminist mobilization but also the emergence of a more nuanced, multi-faceted discourse around gender politics,

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Innovation and Shirking in India’s Disinformation Complex

At the two-day international workshop, “Disinformation and Elections in Asia: Digital Futures and Fragile Democracies” at the Columbia University, Sahana Udupa participated in the plenary panel with Cherian George and Camille Francois on histories and architectures of political disinformation. She spoke about innovations in India’s disinformation complex, highlighting how digital war has become the new

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Enterprise Hindutva: Five Prototypes in Urban India

November 29, 2017

Morgenstierne Lecture at the University of Oslo by Sahana Udupa December 1 2017 The expansion of social media in India has marked a distinct debate culture among the middle classes, shaping a new milieu of ideological affiliations.

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Democracy as Rumour: Talk by Irfan Ahmad

November 14, 2017

Rumor cannot be understood as a plebeian form of resistance because mainstream media work like rumor machines and serve the power elite, argued anthropologist Dr Irfan Ahmad, who is currently researching media and rumor in the Indian parliamentary elections of 2014. At the Oberseminar lecture hosted by For Digital Dignity Project ONILNERPOL at LMU this

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‘Everything Has Become Politics’

June 20, 2017

In a talk on June 12 at an oberseminar at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, LMU Munich, Sahana Udupa presented ‘”Everything has become politics”: New media, millennial politics and the middle class in urban India’. As one of the fastest growing digital economies in the world, India is witnessing

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