Hindutva’s threat to academic freedom


(RNS) — We write as a collective of scholars with a deep and sustained engagement with the religious, cultural, social and political traditions of historical and contemporary India. We became a collective — despite the diversity in our individual specializations and concerns — to highlight a common threat that is being waged against academic freedom and … Read more

My child learned he was ‘low caste’ from a school textbook: An American Shudra story


(RNS) — It was a beautiful sunny afternoon on a verdant Ivy League campus when the “C” word was thrown at me, casually, over greasy takeout noodles. “You are a Hindoo!!! What is your caste?” asked my chirpy, white colleague with the excitement of a contestant on “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire,” confident he … Read more