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To many outside India, Hinduism is envisioned as the foundation of an ideal, all-embracing society. Yet this is far from the truth. Though historically the practice of Hinduism does promote the idea of an inclusive and tolerant way of life, in the past decade Hindu extremists have captured the religion and perverted it to their own ideological ends. In The Hindu Case, Indian journalist Salil Tripathi meticulously documents how Hindu fundamentalists have succeeded in censoring and banning many cultural works, tampered with university teaching, and prevented academics from continuing in their jobs. In addition, Tripathi shows that these extremists are in the process of rewriting the ancient Hindu scriptures.

 

This title in the Manifestos for the 21st Century Series, published in collaboration with the Index on Censorship, the only international magazine dedicated to promoting and protecting free expression, focuses on the rights, tolerance, censorship, and dissent within Indias complex society, and it is an essential read for those interested in the struggle between religious fundamentalism and free expression.

 

About the Author

Salil Tripathi was born in Bombay, India. He moved to London in 1999 and has written frequently for numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Independent, New Statesman, Spectator, Prospect, Index on Censorship, Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, and Salon. He is also Senior Visiting Fellow for Business and Human Rights at the Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
 
In the Beginning...
The Letter and the Spirit
How to Get Things Wrong Without Even Trying
Fighting for the Soul of Rama
The Right to Take Offence
Failure of an Ideal
The Long Arm of Fundamentalism
History for the Taking

Product Details

ISBN:
9781906497385
Author:
Tripathi, Salil
Publisher:
Seagull Books
Subject:
Hinduism - General
Subject:
Hinduism
Subject:
Religion Eastern-Hinduism-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Manifestos for the 21st Century
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 halftones
Pages:
102
Dimensions:
7.25 x 4.5 x 0.6 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Hinduism » General

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