Thursday 08th December 2016,
Hindu Human Rights Online News Magazine

Jakob De Roover

Brahmins are the Jews of India – Jakob De Roover

Brahmins are the Jews of India – Jakob De Roover

The contemporary stereotypes about Brahmins and the story about Brahminism … originate in Christian theology. They reproduce Protestant images of the priests of false religion. When European missionaries and merchants began to travel to India in great numbers, they held two certainties that came from Christian theology: false religion would exist in India; and false [...]

March 8, 2016 HHR Analysis/Insights, Archives 0

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