Who or what’s ‘anti-national’? The query was foregrounded in a collection of unprecedented occasions that unfolded in Jawaharlal Nehru College from February 2016. Over the subsequent few months, sections of the tv, print and social media turned the nation right into a choric chamber of hate, riveting nationwide consideration. The proliferating ‘costs’ produced nice political and mental disquiet within the JNU neighborhood of scholars and lecturers. As a artistic response, the Jawaharlal Nehru College Lecturers’ Affiliation organized a teach-in for a month between 17 February and 17 March 2016. The lectures addressed the meanings, histories and expertise of nationalism, and its unresolved dilemmas, in India and past. The teach-in lectures, which had been initially supposed for members of the JNU neighborhood, and delivered principally by JNU lecturers, quickly gained unanticipated audiences throughout India and in worldwide boards. Experiences and translations of the lectures, dwell streamed on YouTube, made for a attain that echoed nicely past the ‘Freedom Sq.’, the world in entrance of JNU’s Administrative Block, which turned the area of this mental and political occupation. The e-book, due to this fact, is each an archive of that historic second and a tribute to the hassle that succeeded in refocusing nationwide consideration on the college because the area for sustaining critical, well-historicized and significant thought.