The collection consisted of excerpts from the writings of Isvarchandra Vidyasagar (on the homogenous molding within academic tribe under the Raj, which is still being observed as the governmentality leads to mediocrity –the top of the Gaussian bell is enhanced by marginalizing ‘other’!), Kalidas Bhattacharya (He also criticized Model Theoretic Approach and the hegemony of political parties in the realm of academics), Subhendu Dasgupta (who described the non-neutrality of institutionalized academics that carried the filthy politicalization), Sourin Bhattacharya (He explained the problem of institutionalized organized merchant-sponsored academics, problems of funded research, lack of knowledge in philosophy and history of science and Model Theoretic Approach), Tapan Roychoudhuri (He vehemently criticized the print capitalistic “publish or perish [and publish rubbish]” –policy of international academiocracy. ), Mihir Chakroborti ( He elaborated the role of imagination in case of Mathematics, which is disrupted by the power politics within the academic sphere), Partha Chatterji ( He pointed out the enhancement of mediocrity by the political society of West Bengal) and Ajit Choudhuri ( He found an apparent solution in many academic terrorist spaces that could be established as a symptom[in Lacanian sense of the term] against the existing local front politics).
In the epilogue, the collector of these excerpts, though mentioned many collaborative and non-collaborative options, ultimately selected non-violent non-cooperation with the existing system of academics. Before that he discussed the lives of some thinking persons, viz., Socrates, Spinoza, Wittgenstein et al. so that one could learn the ‘art ‘of such resistance.
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Keywords: academiocracy, academic-mafia, academic-tribe, Scientific Imperialism, Model Theoretic Approach and Fashion Models, academic-ramp,patron-client relationship, technical intelligentsia/inorganic intellectuals, institutionalized organized merchant-sponsored academics, political society