The rise of Hindu Nationalism, Gita Sahgal (Bradlaugh Lecture 2018 Part 3)

before he was killed Gandhi had actually had actually made sure just before independence that that Indian should take its place in fact go at the founding of the UN for India was even independence he wanted my grandmother there the jail actually funded to represent India at the UN Continue Reading

The rise of Hindu Nationalism, Gita Sahgal (Bradlaugh Lecture 2018 Part 1)

okay good afternoon hello good afternoon welcome to the natural secular societies 2018 Bradlaugh lecture my name is Stephen Evans I’m the chief exec of the National Secular society it’s great to be back in Manchester in the rain again only seconds Bradlaugh lecture the name of this lecture series Continue Reading

Can an “Egalitarian” Nationalism Protect Democracy? — Maya Tudor at The Interval

QUESTION: So what I really want to take from your research is an idea that this pro-democracy nationalism inoculates against the anti-democracy nationalism. But when I think of the riots in Gujarat, which happened 20 years after independence, and five years before the time period you’re talking about, and the Continue Reading

Arundhati Roy’s Latest Novel Takes on Fascism, Rising Hindu Nationalism in India & Abuses in Kashmir

AMY GOODMAN: This is Democracy Now!, democracynow.org, The War and Peace Report. I’m Amy Goodman, with Nermeen Shaikh. NERMEEN SHAIKH: We spend the rest of the hour with the legendary, award-winning author Arundhati Roy. She won the Booker Prize in 1997 for her novel The God of Small Things. In Continue Reading

The rise of Hindu Nationalism, Gita Sahgal (Bradlaugh Lecture 2018 Part 4 – Q&A)

you mentioned briefly efforts in the UK to bring caste discrimination within the remit of the Equality Act something that we’ve been campaigning for to ensure that Dalits have some sort of legal protection against this form of prejudice which is very real research has shown that caste discrimination is Continue Reading

The rise of Hindu Nationalism, Gita Sahgal (Bradlaugh Lecture 2018 Part 2)

Salvatore was an atheist who had been in sport either inspired or committed various acts of individual terrorism that is assassinating British officials or inspiring others to do so and he’d been put in jail as a result and while he was in jail he invented a new philosophy calling Continue Reading

Why Are Hindus Attacking Muslims In India?

In September 2015, an angry mob in India beat a Muslim man to death over accusations that he had eaten beef. Although there was no actual proof of this transgression, the target of the murder was one of only two Muslim families living in the majority Hindu neighborhood. Hindus are Continue Reading

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