De also got Ram Jethmalani to defend the scholar Wendy Doniger, whose book on Hinduism was taken off shelves last year after protests and a lawsuit. DNA, 2 weeks ago
Shobhaa De welcomes climbdown by govt - The Freepress Journal, 2 weeks ago
Marathi Film Screening: De Welcomes Relaxation of Norms - Outlook India, 2 weeks ago
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Center for South Asia Annual Lecture, Wendy Doniger: Blasphemy, Materialism, and Censorship in Ancient and Contemporary India
. 4:00 PM. Location: Building 200, Room 002, History Corner Ancient Hinduism, more orthoprax than orthodox, had no concept of blasphemy until passionate and dogmatic strains of devotional Hinduism, or bhakti, developed after the 6th century CE.Events At Stanford, 1 month ago Why non-Hindus need to write on Hinduism Times of India, 1 month ago Wendy Doniger, Mother Teresa, LIES-M and Hindus Meri News, 1 month ago
At the Litmus Festival — powered by Bangalore Mirror — the panel discussion with Anand Patwardhan, Manu Joseph and Wendy Doniger is worth waiting for Litmus Festival, powered by Bangalore Mirror, the event that celebrates the 'word' in all its ...Bangalore Mirror, 1 week ago
Jadavpur University professor Ambikesh Mahapatra is still anxious a month after the Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a controversial law that led to his arrest for e-mailing a cartoon mocking West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. ...Legally India, 3 days ago In bringing back 66A, warnings from … Yahoo! India, 3 days ago Is the government bringing back Section 66(A)? Business Standard India, 3 days ago
Just the other day, Chiki Sarkar, publisher, Penguin Random House, and Caroline Newbury, VP marketing and publicity, were in Outlook offices, as they do once every three months, talking energetically about their summer catalogue. Sarkar was ...Outlook India, 3 days ago
Vamsee Juluri. Photo: Nagara Gopal TOPICS History and its endless debates. Many summers ago when I was a student of history, our teachers used to encourage us to read Romila Thapar. Her books A History of India and Asoka and the Decline of the ...The Hindu, 4 days ago
'In the last 10, 20 years American academia has used the concerns about Hindutva in India to almost completely trash the concept of Hinduism.' 'In the American debate, Wendy Doniger's point of views perpetuated Hinduphobia.' 'Americans were willing to change... Indian intellectuals let us down badly.' Image: A sadhu offers prayers after taking a dip at the confluence of the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal. Photograph: Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters Vamsee Juluri is exasperated with the increasing ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
'The real danger in India right now is that identity politics is being stoked in extremely dangerous ways.' 'The narrative you get about churches in the mainstream Indian media and the narrative you get in the social media is very different.' 'Many Americans today want to appropriate Indian culture. They want yoga, but they say yoga has nothing to do with Hinduism. They want Ayurveda, but they say it's got nothing to do with Hinduism.' Image: A devotee offers prayers to a cow during a ...Rediff.com, 5 days ago
A few days ago a friend called up and told me - with the firm authority that women of a certain age acquire - to read books by Alex Rutherford, who, it turned out, is a couple: Michael and Diana Preston. They (or he) have written books on the Great ...Business Standard India, 6 days ago
Michael Crichton was the first novelist I devoured. I spent days reading passages from Jurassic Park and Congo. It wasn't just the miffed T-Rex or maniacal gorilla that fired my imagination. In retrospect, Id like to think I was processing matters ...Hindu Business Line, 1 week ago
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