Cultural fascism

21 oct 2011''There are many versions of Ramanayana.''Delhi University’s decision to withdraw renowned scholar A K Ramanujan’s essay on the Ramayana from the BA (Honours) syllabus goes against the liberal intellectual tradition that has been…

A G Noorani's Review of Godse's Children

21 oct 2011 TERROR was never absent from the Sangh Parivar's techniques. The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) has been repeatedly censured by commissions of inquiry for its complicity in communal riots. The Bharatiya Janata Party's…

Silencing Ramanujan

21 oct 2011 by Nilanjana Roy (I had just finished editing the chapter on censorship, part of my collection of essays on reading, when we heard that Delhi University had voted to drop Ramanujan's essay…

The same Shiv Sena moral police that attacked…

21 oct 2011Sheila sinks Moral Ma’am- Sena cubs cheer ‘bar dance’ numbersSAMYABRATA RAY GOSWAMI[. . .] For years, though, the senior Sena’s language has been rather rigid when it has come to dealing with anything…

INDIA: The BSF strikes again in West Bengal,…

  21 oct 2011 The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has once again received information from MASUM, a human rights organisation working in West Bengal, concerning the murder of an innocent person who was attempting…