Month: September 2017

Editorial Note – The Fear of Ideas

The fear of ideas Indian Express The long winter of intolerance shows no signs of thawing. The script remains the same: Offence, weaponised, is ranged against ideas and intellectuals. The latest to be threatened with death and violence is academic and…

Why are we silent on the grave threat to Kancha Ilaiah?

Written by Vidya Bhushan Rawat The professor must be provided all the security that he needs and those threatening to kill him must be prosecuted. Professor Kancha Ilaiah While it is nobody’s suggestion that India was a tolerant land some three…

My Statement after Parkala Attack Yesterday

PRESS RELEASE As I and Dr. Bheenaveni Ramaiah (Assistant Professor of Sociology, Osmania University), one of my relatives, my Driver narrowly missed a major murderous attack at Parakal, Bhupalpally district on 23/9/2017 by the Arya-Vysya forces at 4.45 pm. In…

WHAT IS SOCIAL SMUGGLING?

By Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd The concept Social Smuggling I coined in my book Post-Hindu India (Sage 2009) has generated a law and order issue, created by the Arya Vysya organizations of the two Telugu States. The Vysya Associations have issued…