Panelists: Vinayak Chaturvedi, Purnima Dhavan, Christophe Jaffrelot
Moderator: Joan W. Scott
Vinayak Chaturvedi, "The Hindu Right and Attacks on Academic Freedom in the US," The Nation (December 1, 2021). https://www.thenation.com/article/culture/hindu-right-academic-freedom/
Vinayak Chaturvedi, "Reading Savarkar: Was the Hindutva icon actually Hinduphobic?" Scroll.in (September 6, 2021). https://scroll.in/article/1004641/reading-savarkar-was-the-hindutva-icon-actually-hinduphobic
Dheepa Sundaram, ``The neocolonial futurism of US Hindutva,” The Immanent Frame (November 23, 2022) https://tif.ssrc.org/2022/11/23/the-neocolonial-futurism-of-us-hindutva/
Shaheen, “Invisibilizing Hindu terrorism through the ‘War on Terror’,” The Immanent Frame (November 9, 2022) https://tif.ssrc.org/2022/11/09/invisibilizing-hindu-terrorism-through-the-war-on-terror/
Vinayak Chaturvedi, Hindutva and Violence: V.D. Savarkar and the Politics of History (Albany: SUNY Press, 2022).
Christoph Jaffrelot, Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2021).
Christophe Jaffrelot, The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India (New York: Columbia University Press, 1998).
South Asia Scholar Activist Collective, Hindutva Harassment Field Manual. https://www.hindutvaharassmentfieldmanual.org/
The articles posted on SSRC’s website for “The Immanent Frame” are very useful: https://tif.ssrc.org/
CFE Series: Threats to Academic Freedom
Increasingly, scholars of a nation’s history, politics, and culture are challenged as anti-national or hostile to the dominant religion, ethnicity, and culture. This panel will look at the growing challenges faced by scholars of South Asia since the 2014 election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the governing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). When does critical disagreement become an attack on academic freedom? What can universities do to protect the integrity of scholarly work in such a deeply fraught environment?
Co-sponsors: Canadian Association of University Teachers, Institute for the Humanities, Simon Fraser University, PEN Canada
Vinayak Chaturvedi, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California, Irvine. Author of Hindutva and Violence: V.D. Savarkar and the Essentials of History (SUNY Press).
Purnima Dhavan, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Washington. Author of When Sparrows Became Hawks: The Making of Khalsa Martial Tradition (Oxford).
Christophe Jaffrelot, Professor, South Asian Politics and History, Centre d'études et de recherches internationales (CERI), Sciences Po; Professor, Indian Politics and Sociology, King’s College, London. Author of Modi’s India: Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy (Princeton).
- Joan W. Scott, Professor Emerita, School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study. Author of Knowledge, Power, and Academic Freedom
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