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Hindus fear attack during UP polls

Hindus fear attack during UP polls

Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote yesterday said it was fearing attacks on Hindus across the country during and after the upcoming Union Parishad (UP) elections, and urged the government to ensure their safety. It also warned of stern actions if the government failed to ensure security. Palash Kanti Dey, spokesperson for Bangladesh Jatiya Hindu Mohajote, told [...]

March 12, 2016 HHR Archives, Bangladesh 0

Learning from the Rajiv Malhotra affair

Learning from the Rajiv Malhotra affair

Now that everybody had had his say on the “Rajiv Malhotra plagiarism affair”, we can better discern the larger context that explains the different forces at work here. Plagiarism The trigger was the discovery that seven passages in Malhotra’s work, mainly in his book Indra’s Net, had been lifted verbatim from unacknowledged work by others, [...]

July 23, 2015 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Modi’s US Visa Ban : Who was behind it ?

Modi’s US Visa Ban : Who was behind it ?

In March 2005, the United States denied a visa to Gujarat’s chief minister, Narendra Modi, now the Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate in next year’s Indian elections. The visa was denied because of Mr. Modi’s alleged role in the 2002 riots in Gujarat that left more than 1,000 dead, most of them Muslims. But it [...]

May 10, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

Musings on Hindutva

Musings on Hindutva

In the past decade, Hindutva and Hindutvadis have come under a lot of fire. This write-up is an attempt to clear some of the fog on why it happens, and some remedial measures against it. To begin with, in an Indian Supreme Court judgment delivered in 1995, it was ruled that “Ordinarily, Hindutva is understood [...]

March 6, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 2

Lessons in Post-Wendy Donigerism

Lessons in Post-Wendy Donigerism

A possibly good side to the Wendy Doniger affair At first sight, the withdrawal of Prof. Wendy Doniger’s book The Hindus, an Alternative History by her publisher Penguin is an all-round disaster for the Hindus. The nit-picking by some Hindu activists that the book wasn’t really banned by a Court but only withdrawn by the [...]

March 5, 2014 Dr Koenraad Elst Analysis/Insights 0

‘Attack on Amritanandamayi Math is an Attack on all Hindu Religious Institutions’

‘Attack on Amritanandamayi Math is an Attack on all Hindu Religious Institutions’

The barrage of vicious propaganda unleashed by a section of the visual and print media in Kerala against the Amritanandamayi Math is obviously motivated to bring down the high respect and reputation with which millions of people across the world hold that spiritually-oriented service organisation. There is a method in this madness. Any flimsy excuse [...]

February 27, 2014 HHR India, News updates 0

Is Hindu Dharma good and Hindutva bad?

Is Hindu Dharma good and Hindutva bad?

“When Germany is Christian, is India Hindu?”  got amazingly good response with thousands of facebook likes. However, some readers felt I made a mistake by not distinguishing between good, tolerant Hinduism, which is a private belief, and bad, intolerant Hindutva, which stands for the ‘communal agenda of an extreme right Hindu party’ that wants to [...]

February 25, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

The Gunga-din Within

The Gunga-din Within

Gunga Din is a character from a classic Rudyard Kipling poem, and was adapted into a film of the same name in 1939. In that production Gunda Din is a simple water bearer who sacrifices his life in order to save the white British soldiers from rebel forces of the Thugee. The film is now [...]

February 22, 2014 Ranbir Singh Analysis/Insights 2

L’affaire Doniger: Untangling the Knot – Jakob De Roover

L’affaire Doniger: Untangling the Knot – Jakob De Roover

The controversy about Penguin India’s decision to withdraw and pulp Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus: An Alternative History brings to the surface issues likely to trouble scholars of India for years to come. First, the obvious: the banning of any book violates academic or intellectual freedom. Rightly so, this leads to moral indignation among the intelligentsia of India [...]

February 22, 2014 HHR Analysis/Insights 0

Will Free Speech Guardians Defend Pedophile book ?

Will Free Speech Guardians Defend Pedophile book ?

Over the Wendy Doniger Book withdrawal (NOT BAN) from Penguin we have seen worldwide protests from a veritable swarm of defenders of freedom of speech. As usual these self-righteous pompous airheads have been calling Hindus fascists, extremist Nazis, fundamentalists and anything else that their plethora of vilifying vocabulary can be employed in order to make [...]

February 17, 2014 HHR Archives, World Focus 0