Pulping "The Hindus:" Freedom and Censorship in India
In February, Wendy Doniger’s The Hindus was pulled from the shelves by publisher Penguin India after one group filed a legal suit alleging the book “wounded” Hindus’ “religious feelings.” The decision has sparked protests by Indian scholars, writers, artists and others against the diminishing strength of free speech in India.
- What’s the controversy about?
- Why the complaint against Doniger’s book?
- Is free speech in the world’s largest democracy under threat?
Discussion by: Prof. Cassie Adcock (History & Religious Studies) & Prof. Sunita Parikh (Political Science)
This event is sponsored by the Religious Studies Program.