[INDOLOGY] Indian Council of Philosophical Research orders postponement of conference on religious pluralism because 'there are some papers on tribal religious practices, some papers are by foreign scholars.'

Dominik Wujastyk wujastyk at gmail.com
Tue Apr 10 15:42:02 UTC 2018

In yet another disturbing development, an academic conference at JNU has
been cancelled by the Indian Council of Philosophical Research on the
grounds that it included papers on tribal religion and papers to be
delivered by foreigners.  This is shameful.  The ICPR head, Prof. S. R.
Bhatt, defended the decision with a series of transparently feeble


I was shocked to learn that JNU even had to submit conference planning to
the ICPR for vetting and approval in the first place.  It is a fundamental
tenet that a university should be intellectually independent.

Dominik Wujastyk
Professor Dominik Wujastyk <http://ualberta.academia.edu/DominikWujastyk>

Singhmar Chair in Classical Indian Society and Polity

Department of History and Classics <http://historyandclassics.ualberta.ca/>
University of Alberta, Canada

South Asia at the U of A:


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