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Jeffrey Archer, Arundhati Roy And Wendy Doniger To Grace The Kerala Literature Festival In 2022

Jeffrey Archer, Arundhati Roy And Wendy Doniger To Grace The Kerala Literature Festival In 2022

To be held at the beaches of Kozhikode, the four-day literary extravaganza, Kerala Literature Festival 2022 will have eminent personalities like Jeffry Archer, Arundhati Roy, Chris Kraus, and Wendy Doniger as its attendees.

02 December 2021
Public Stories, Private Censorship

Public Stories, Private Censorship

Free speech liberals should accept Navyana’s legal right to not publish Joe D’Cruz’s book, but nonetheless condemn its actions with the same vigour as...

04 February 2022

The Master’s Voice

Hindu and Hindutva are easily conflated, particularly since a rising Narendra Modi in India’s political discourse has raised the ire of those ideologically...

A Clash Of Discourses 

A Clash Of Discourses 

Wendy Doniger's supporters and detractors have set up the discussion so far as a clash between Hindutva and a secular viewpoints. The book's ideas and approach...

17 March 2018

A Disturbing Story

Zealots shout ‘offence’ at every sentence they dislike while self-declared progressive intellectuals throw about epithets like ‘Hindutva apologist’ and...

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04 February 2022
'A Conspiracy Hatched By The Children Of Marx And Macaulay'

'A Conspiracy Hatched By The Children Of Marx And Macaulay'

Now Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti (SBAS) targets Wendy Doniger's On Hinduism, listing limericks, doggerel and even statements about ' the Sangh’s...


04 February 2022
No Alternative

No Alternative

A response to Nivedita Menon. L'affaire Doniger is not about ‘free speech’ but about going beyond the colonial ‘scholarly’ tradition.


04 February 2022
A Slanging Match

A Slanging Match

Important questions brought up by l'affaire Doniger remain unanswered


24 February 2014
The Embarrassed Modern Hindu

The Embarrassed Modern Hindu

Jakob De Roover’s empathetic account of the imagined ‘Hindu boy with intellectual inclinations’ born in the 1950s needs to be read with another imagined...


04 February 2022
Untangling The Knot

Untangling The Knot

The many strands entangled in l' affaire Doniger involve issues that are too important to be left to the predictable and somewhat stale rhetoric about Hindutva...


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07 February 2018
Untold Stories

Untold Stories

If there was ever a time for the judiciary to redeem itself and to end the ambiguity about free speech, the time is now, when press freedoms stand at a...


04 February 2022
The Penguin Statement

The Penguin Statement

'A publishing company has the same obligation as any other organisation to respect the laws of the land in which it operates, however intolerant and...


04 February 2022
'The Penguin Is Mutating Into A Chicken'

'The Penguin Is Mutating Into A Chicken'

Delhi-based bibliophiles send a legal notice to Penguin, charging it with " extra judicial killing of books and authors", demanding that it either recommence...


04 February 2022
'Protect Freedom Of Expression'

'Protect Freedom Of Expression'

'Petitioning Members of both houses of the Indian Parliament to reconsider and revise Sections 153 (A) and 295 (A) of the Indian Penal Code'


04 February 2022
'An Anti-Hindu Mindset'

'An Anti-Hindu Mindset'

A 'lynch mob, and intolerant pseudo-secularists, in the name of freedom of expression, are crying from rooftops and demanding freedom of defamation....The...


04 February 2022
'Tell Us, Please, What Is It That Scared You So?'

'Tell Us, Please, What Is It That Scared You So?'

'Even though there was no fatwa, no ban, not even a court order, you have not only caved in, you have humiliated yourself abjectly before a fly-by-night outfit...


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04 February 2022
'Concern And Disappointment'

'Concern And Disappointment'

Statement by National Book Critics Circle on Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus


04 February 2022
The ‘Pulping’ Of Thought

The ‘Pulping’ Of Thought

That Penguin has decided to pulp Wendy Doniger's The Hindus should come as no surprise...


04 February 2022
Penguin To Withdraw 'The Hindus: An Alternative History'

Penguin To Withdraw 'The Hindus: An Alternative History'

Publishing house Penguin India agrees to withdraw and pulp the book The Hindus: An Alternative History by Wendy Doniger


04 February 2022
'The Book Promotes Prejudices And Biases Against Hindus'

'The Book Promotes Prejudices And Biases Against Hindus'

'Can Penguins editors really be incompetent enough to have allowed this to pass to publication? If this is not deliberate malice, Penguin must act now in good...


04 February 2022
'I Do Not Blame Penguin Books, India'

'I Do Not Blame Penguin Books, India'

'Penguin, India, took this book on knowing that it would stir anger in the Hindutva ranks, and they defended it in the courts for four years, both as a civil...


27 January 2022
'Your Approach Is That Of A Woman Hungry Of Sex'

'Your Approach Is That Of A Woman Hungry Of Sex'

The legal notice sent by Dina Nath Batra to Wendy Doniger, Penguin Group (USA) Inc. and Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd


03 February 2022
How Free Are We?

How Free Are We?

Yes, the rise of Hindu nationalism is indeed a major threat to intellectual freedom in the study of India, but it's also time to confront a climate of implicit...


03 February 2022
Oh, But You Do Get It Wrong!

Oh, But You Do Get It Wrong!

Wendy Doniger (1) falsely and unfairly brands all of her critics as right-wing Hindutva fundamentalists, and (2) grossly mischaracterizes (and misquotes) the...


03 February 2022
A Professor Of Poetry

A Professor Of Poetry

Amit Chaudhuri and Peter D McDonald explain why they took the initiative in nominating Arvind Krishna Mehrotra for the position of Oxford's Professorship of...


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