By Ayesha Fatima
The Indian Government invoked the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 in view of the growing coronavirus pandemic in the country. The only Act which deals with epidemics in India right now was passed on 4 February, 1897 by the British Government, at a time when Bombay was hit by the Bubonic Plague.
By Aamir Qayoom
These pandemics help us understand the relationship between gender, quarantine and literary production in new ways, articulating the reasons behind the relative lack of a strong female literary tradition.
By Mursed Alam & Anindya Sekhar Purakayastha
For the Indian Muslims, corona might have brought in some temporary political respite, but the bigger and continued virus of religious hatred appears to remain unchecked and untreated.
By Niharika Boro & Javid Majeed
The strict lockdown enforced to check the spread of coronavirus in the country has closed the only avenues to escape violence such as moving to natal homes or contacting local police or NGOs.
By Ishfaq Majid & Shazia Kouser
Like their counterparts in other states and regions, the web developers in Kashmir have started a web portal (https://covidkashmir.org). The web portal has been developed by Mudasir Ali, Haider Ali Punjabi and Syed Vikas Bukhari.
By Nafis Haider
The real carrier of the coronavirus is the cosmopolitan class of India. The spread of this virus is the result of globalization and cosmopolitanism, the same phenomenon which has destroyed the small and cottage industries and compelled the workers to live in subhuman conditions in Delhi.