[INDOLOGY] Ananya Vajpeyi on Hindutva, caste, and Brahminical values

Nityanand Misra nmisra at gmail.com
Wed Oct 7 06:53:30 UTC 2015

Here is a different view by Tufail Ahmed, former BBC journalist and
Director of South Asia Studies Project at MEMRI (Washington DC), on linking
the mob-lynching to Modi and the NDA government:


Also notable are the statements of Mohammad Sartaj, son of Mohammad Akhlaq,
published by The Times of India and Firstpost today. Sartaj says he wants
justice, not politics over his father's killing:


On Oct 6, 2015 10:07 PM, "Audrey Truschke" <audrey.truschke at gmail.com>

> This may interest list members:
> The Reactionary Present, by Ananya Vajpeyi, The Hindu.
> "Under a government of the Hindu Right, India is witnessing yet another
> phase of reaction and orthodoxy, a return to medieval Brahminical values
> that seek to monopolise rights for a select few and turn everyone else out
> of the body politic."
> http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/the-reactionary-present/article7727181.ece
> Audrey Truschke
> Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow
> Department of Religious Studies
> Stanford University
> e- <audrey.truschke at gmail.com>mail <audrey.truschke at gmail.com> | website
> <http://www.stanford.edu/~truschke/>
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