Author Archives: Oishik Sircar

About Oishik Sircar

Oishik Sircar is associate professor at the Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Sonipat and Visiting Fellow, University of Technology Sydney Law School, Sydney. He is the author of Violent Modernities: Cultural Lives of Law in the New India (Oxford, 2020) and co-edited New Intimacies, Old Desires: Law, Culture and Queer Politics in Neoliberal Times (Zubaan, 2017).

“A Deep and Ongoing Dive into the Brutal Humanism that Undergirds Liberalism”: An Interview with Jasbir K. Puar

Abstract: This interview with Jasbir K. Puar marks the 10th anniversary of the publication of her influential book Terrorist Assemblages: Homonationalism in Queer Times (2007). With powerful candor and an erudite lightness of touch, Puar responds, among others, to questions that inquire into the life-worlds and aesthetic-political-scholarly inheritances that found their way into the writing of the book; the ways in which the neologism in “homonationalism” has travelled and mutated outside of the context in which it was produced; the struggles with de-exceptionalizing grief in Continue reading → Continue reading →