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Cafe Dissensus Politics

Here you will find links to pieces on politics we have published. The Political Section of Café Dissensus Everyday, the blog of Café Dissensus Magazine aims to come up with write-ups on significant political and social issues defining the current times. The magazine will explore diverse political issues with a critical perspective. The focus is to provide an alternative approach while engaging with current debates and discussions in politics. Our approach is progressive, but we welcome all theoretical/ political positions and engage with contrarian viewpoints. We carry articles primarily on recent political debates. However, we don’t confine ourselves only to the current issues but do focus on relevant debates of the past. The section is read across India as well as internationally and, therefore, writers are requested to keep diverse readership in mind to provide wider reach to their write-ups.

All submissions should be sent to

While sending in your contributions, do follow the following guidelines:

The political section is divided into few sub sections, each having different specifications and requirements:

A. Commentary

The central focus of the section is to provide a detailed engagement with an incisive analysis of the political and social issues. The purpose of commentary is to provide a space for a broader public discussion and reflection between author and reader. The section will be useful to anyone looking for theoretically grounded insights and analysis. The length for the commentary should be in the range of 2000-2500 words.

B. Opinion

We welcome immediate responses paying attention to pressing contemporary political issues. The featured article must critically analyze the questions taken up. The arguments addressed must be of interest to a broader spectrum of readers. Submissions for Opinion should be between 1200-1500 words.

C. Book Review

We invite reviews, which draw a critical enquiry from the book reviewed. We also accept in-depth long form reviews invoking larger political discourses. All the reviews received are read with an analytical approach. Submission should be no longer than 1200 words.

D. Life Story

We are also introducing a new segment to bring real life stories and in-depth narratives of people. Life Story will be a popular mode to provide rich, robust and interesting descriptions of people, and their encounters with lives. Such accounts eventually help us in understanding how a particular event of an individual’s life is decided by the political and social structure as being a part of it. The central aim in seeking such stories is to depict how the nuances of daily lives need to be understood within a context majorly constructed by political and social dynamics. Submission should be between 1000-1200 words.

E. Interviews

We also welcome in-depth conversations and discussions in the interview section. The section aims to engender intellectual and powerful conversations across various sections of writers, academicians, activists, politicians, journalists and other public figures.  Submission should be between 1000-1200 words.

All submissions should be addressed to the political editor. The contribution must be original unpublished work and should not be submitted for publication anywhere. Contributors have to include a brief biographical sketch with an Email contact.



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