Books and articles

The IP is based on research, reflection and scientific enquiry into cultural difference and the problems facing India and Europe. Below you will find the results of this research relevant for the India Platform, presented in academic books and articles as well as in shorter articles published in the popular press.

USCIRF hypocrisy: It’s about the Protestant worldview, not religious freedom

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The annual reports of the US Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have long irked politicians and citizens from countries placed on its ‘watch list’. This is no different in India....

Publication Date/Year:2015-05-11
Author Name:Jakob De Roover

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India’s Daughter and BBC – Belgian Professor speaks out

India: Rape of a country (in Dutch: India: verkrachting van een land)

The magic of ‘radicalisation’?

‘Radicalisation’ – A magical word? (in Dutch: ‘Radicalisering’ – een magisch woord?

Comparative Studies and the Explanatory Problem: A Methodological Essay (Discussion)

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Publisher:D.K. Printworld (http://dkprintworld.com)
Publication Date/Year:2015
Author Name:S.N. Balagangadhara

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When Communalism is not Religious Antagonism: Examining the hidden assumptions in the colonial conception of communalism

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Abstract:  It has become part of the Indian commonsense to regard “communalism” as simply another term for “religious intolerance”. Scholars seem to treat it as more or less...

Publication Date/Year:2015
Author Name:Sufiya Pathan

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Orientalism and the Puzzle of the Aryan Invasion Theory.

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Publication Date/Year:2014-06-01
Author Name:Jakob De Roover, Marianne Keppens

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Re-Examining Communalism

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Publication Date/Year:2014-06-01
Author Name:Sufiya Pathan

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Blinded by ideology