Books and articles

The IP is based on a foundation of research, reflection and scientific enquiry into cultural difference and the problems facing India and Europe. Read the results of this research, presented in books and articles published over the years.

Butchered in Bihar: A View from the Outside

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Perhaps the worst lesson of the outcome of the Bihar election is that India is poised to become the backward Bihar. People voted with their feet, because the direction they are...

Publication Date/Year:2015-11-10
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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India is not ‘Rapeistan’: How media is failing

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Globalisation has prompted many people to speak of the world as a village, wherein ease of connectivity and knowledge of other places and cultures are perhaps at its highest in human...

Publisher:DailyO (website)
Publication Date/Year:2015-10-26
Author Name:Garima Raghuvanshy, Marianne Keppens, Anil Rao

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How about speaking the truth about reservations?

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The article examines the Congress statements proposing increased reservations in India. The context for such ideas lie in Indira Gandhi's policies of the 1970's when she created a new servile leadership...

Publication Date/Year:2015-10-14
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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Counterview: Ambedkar Was Wrong About Hinduism. The Right Can Stop Trying To Appropriate Him.

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Ambedkar’s thought was not always in sync with the Hindu view of our society. We must be wary of attempts to ‘appropriate’ Ambedkar for Hindutva.   download the publication...

Publication Date/Year:2015-09-30
Author Name:Jakob De Roover

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An Indian view from outside: Quotas, Rational and Moral?

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The problem that has plagued India since Independence has flared up again: caste-based reservations for education, employment and career promotions. In the last four decades of living in Europe, I have...

Publication Date/Year:2015-09-11
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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Between ignorance and deception: Satish Deshpande’s idea of reservations Is the problem then that most Indians are not Christians, Muslims or Jews?

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A response to well-known Indian sociologist Satish Deshpande’s attempt to ridicule the Patidar’s drive for reservations. The article shows the contradictions one runs into if one attempts to reject the Patidar...

Publication Date/Year:2015-09-08
Author Name:Jakob De Roover

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Against Caste in British Law – A Critical Perspective on the Caste Discrimination Provision in the Equality Act 2010

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download the publication here Against Caste in British Law discusses the salience of the caste question in UK law. It provides the background to how the caste provision came into...

Publisher:Palgrave Pivot
Publication Date/Year:2015-09-01
Author Name:Prakash Shah

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Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism

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For several decades now, commentators have sounded the alarm about the 'crisis of secularism'. According to them, saving the secular state from political religion is a matter of survival for societies...

Publisher:Oxford University Press
Publication Date/Year:2015-08-31
Author Name:Jakob De Roover

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Anthology of articles on Vachana. ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕುದುರೆಯನೇರಲರಿಯದೆ: ವಚನಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಯನದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಧುನಿಕರ ಪೂರ್ವಗ್ರಹಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳಾಚೆಗೆ

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Publisher:Nilume
Publication Date/Year:2015-08-01
Editor Name:Rajaram Hegde, Shanmukha Armugam

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Superstitions of the Intellectuals – ಬುದ್ಧಿಜೀವಿಗಳ ಮೂಢ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳು

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Publisher:Nilume
Publication Date/Year:2015-08-01
Author Name:Rajaram Hegde

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