India’s federalism sees territory as fixed space through which power is distributed. We must instead imagine a federalism of time, a non-linear layering that reverses the heliocentrism of the State. It will give us models of disorder to create a diversity-sensitive system, and a new prism to re-imagine India’s future
Shiv Visvanathan is professor at the School of Government and Public Policy at the O. P. Jindal Global University, Haryana. He was a senior fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, New Delhi, and professor at the Dhirubhai Ambani Institute for Information and Communication Technology, Gujarat. He has been visiting professor at several universities including Stanford University, U.S., the University of Maastricht, Netherlands; University of Natal, South Africa; and Goldsmith College, London University. His research interests include cultures of knowledge, cognitive justice, urban cultures, the sociology of corruption, sociology and the philosophy of science, the history of technology, social movements, globalisation, the culture and politics of environmentalism, and popular cinema.