Do all roads lead to Jerusalem? The making of Indian religions

This book is a shorter and more readable version of the book ‘The Heathen in his Blindness”. This ‘rewriting’ was done by Divya Jhingran, with the approval of Dr. Balagangadhara. Do All Roads Lead to Jerusalem? traces the history of western encounters with other cultures on two occasions – the ‘pagans’ of Greece and Rome […]

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Why Smriti Irani as HRD minister was a terrible choice

Should the research done by the HRD minister’s advisors be taken into consideration, surely India would shoot into stratospheric heights.The pathetic belief of the HRD ministry is that increasing the funding will improve the quality of research . This is a sad commentary on the initiatives taken by the ministry on education. download the publication […]

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Which intolerance is growing in India?

The article shows how only a particular kind of intolerance is highlighted by the media in India whereas the intolerance spear-headed by the liberal/left secular forces is either ignored or justified on flimsy grounds. download the publication here

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

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 ahistorical accident that this special term came to be coined in India for the phenomenon of religious antagonism. This essay proposes that the British did not see “communalism”in the same […]

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