Prof. Achin Vanaik

Professor of International Relations and Global Politics, Delhi University

Achin Vanaik continued to be active in the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP), where his work particularly focused on getting young people to join nuclear advocacy, through a new conference with young people, on denuclearization and the prevention of nuclear proliferation.

He was also active in the Indian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (INCACBI), where he was involved in the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which works to pressure Israel to comply with international law. He also contributes to the the Society for Marxist Studies (SMS), which held two week long residential schools -one in the north in the Summer, and one in the south in the winter for post-graduate students and social activists.

He was  involved in a campaign against the Indian government's systematic assault on the media and education, through the People’s Tribunal against the attack on education, which has facilitated reports and testimonies in 17 of India’s 25 States.

In 2017, he published the updated version of his book on Hindu nationalism and Authoritarianism: The Rise of Hindu Authoritarianism: Secular Claims, Communal Realities (2017)