Nandini Mitra

Student

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Undergraduate reading History at Cambridge. Cynical politico, travelling-aficionado, camembert-enthusiast. Sometimes I write.

I am currently reading History at the University of Cambridge. In this, I am primarily focusing on the space between high politics and intellectual conceptions of politics - that is, notions of nationalism and the nation-state - and how these have come to manifest themselves in the practice of politics in modern Britain and India. I am also greatly interested in parliamentary politics; international relations; human rights; feminism and gender relations (especially intersectional theory, feminist intellectual history and women in war); immigration and race-relations; and debates concerning the structure of the economy post-2008. My writing reflects these various deep interests of mine, all of which are linked by a common aim in every piece to lift previously-unheard voices and stories from "the condescension of posterity".

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Varsity Online
How our politicians let the terrorists win

Last month, London was attacked in the heart of its broken democracy at Westminster. Five people were killed in the incident, dozens more were injured, and the depressingly predictable weaponisation of the event by far-right groups occurred within minutes, seeing Muslim people forced to face a fresh round of pointed bigoted scapegoating.

Varsity Online
Ronald Coyne does not represent us all

On Saturday 11th February 2017, the Independent published a piece entitled "Oxbridge still has a problem with elitism - as the student trying to burn money in front of a homeless man shows". Atop of the article sits a large photo of Ronald Coyne, the student who, in a disgusting act of cruelty, burned a £20 note in front of Ryan Davies, a homeless man in Cambridge.

Medium
02/18/2017
Nandini Mitra - Medium

On Saturday 11 February 2017, The Independent published a piece entitled "Oxbridge still has a problem with elitism - as the student trying to burn money in front of a homeless man shows". Atop of the article sits a large photo of Ronald...

Varsity Online
High, low and everything in between

At some point in everyone's experience of writing, they will most likely have been given that age old, sage advice: avoid clichés like the plague. So here I am opening the first article of my column with an example of that very thing: Summer 2016 will go down in history.

Varsity Online
Not so black and white: Labour and the working class

To say the Labour Party is divided would be an understatement. he events of this last summer, culminating in Jeremy Corbyn's re-election as Labour leader this September, were both the cause and result of the schisms fracturing the party.

Media Diversified
03/23/2016
Bombings, Bereavement and the Avoidance of Blame

Why does the West care when it does? by Nandini In 1992 Francis Fukuyama's The End of History and the Last Man was published, in which he claimed that history had reached its endpoint with the demise of the Cold War: Western liberal democracy had won the Grand Final of ideological battles on the path...

The Cambridge Student, Michaelmas 2015, Issue 3
10/22/2015
"Should literature be colour blind?"

"Should literature be colour blind?" p12-13 - A piece exploring the arguments proposing the need for literary art to reflect and represent the myriad of voices in society. Written for the Black History Month issue of The Cambridge Student.

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