I write this as a teacher in Delhi University and as an elected Academic Council member. There was a time when university elitism was gently lampooned in a famous limerick, which said of an English paper that “Shakespeare ans­wered very badly/Because he hadn’t read his Bradley”. In a less gentle vein, people have for years been asking what relevance Chaucer or the Silver Poets have. But it’s time to forget the notion that education may have to do with something you didn’t already know about—opening up a whole history, a world of aesthetics, and questions of power. We are now blithely going pop. Chetan Bhagat is in the syllabus.