• SummerHill
    Vol 22 No 1 (2016)

    The current Volume of Summerhill takes a close look at some of the technological trajectories of digital technologies in order to assess and understand the global communication society and the deep issues of ethicality, politics and culture that underlie its rationality. the centerpiece that holds this volume together is a conversation with Prof. Robin Jeffrey who has paid close attention to the relationship between Media, Democracy and Politics in postcolonial India. Through his work, Jeffrey constantly brings into our attention the dynamics of the global and the local, mobility and stagnation, long durae and short durae and the fragility of the information systems. T.T. Sreekumar, in his essay on the Politics of Cyborg, gestures to the particularity of cyborg futures, a future that would be mired in deeper inequalities and located in the differential experience of modernity.In their essay on Dalit Digital archives, P. Thirumal and Sai Kommaraju argues that these archives shift the sensory registers of archiving from visual to sonic and from disembodied objective archival orders to embodied mornings.Exploring the context of  digital film making practices, Hemantika Singh's essay  point towards a shift in ideas around authorship from individual genius to a collective signature. Manisha Madapathy examines the centrality of mobile phone messages in recent riots and violent events to understand the relationship between mobile phones and embodiment and Puthiya Purayil Sneha maps the field of Digital Humanities in India through a careful examination of practices, processes, imaginations and objects that map it. The issue also features ten short poems by Gowhar Yaqoob.

  • Summer Hill
    Vol 16 No 2 (2010)
  • Summer Hill
    Vol 17 No 1 (2011)
  • SummerHill
    Vol 21 No 1 (2015)

    This issue of Summerhill is the counter-hegemonic cultural role that poetry in India has played throughout the many centuries of its existence. Indian poetry, like Indian philosophy, has a long tradition of creative dissent as it has always been alert to its surroundings and has worked against diverse forms of cultural hegemony. This tradition begins with folk and adivasi poetry where the people speak about their different origins, subvert status-quo myths and raise their voices against the masters who deny them their rights. We also have folk and tribal epics that are parallel to the mainstream epics, at times taking themes from Ramayana and Mahabharata and giving them new, often subaltern, interpretations or celebrating folk heroes.

  • Summerhill, (Winter)
    Vol 6 No 2 (2000)

    The Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is wedded to such fundamental research themes relevant to humanity, It is with this idea that a cell has been established to undertake research on subjects like  consciousness on the combined bases of science and philosophy. It is with this view that recently some research papers on consciousness have been published by the Institute. The present issue of Summerhill :IIAS Review also contains an analysis of' computer and mind' besides usual reviews. The Summerhill : IIAS Review has been given a new format in order to make it research oriented with critical essays also along with the reviews. I do hope that the present issue, with a changed format, would be welcomed by the scholars and general readers.

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