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 political theorist Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd for a work he published eight years ago. Shepherd’s Post-Hindu … Continue reading Editorial Note – The Fear of Ideas

Interview – If govt can’t protect (me), other intellectuals not safe in country: Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

Threatened over translated writings, Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd discusses caste system and his work with Indian Express. Written by Amrita Dutta | New Delhi Indian Express Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd has faced death threats, abuse and criticism from some members of the Arya Vysa community After a publisher reprinted chapters of his book Post-Hindu India (2009) into booklets in Telugu, … Continue reading Interview – If govt can’t protect (me), other intellectuals not safe in country: Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd

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 years back and suddenly has developed intolerance, none can deny the fact that the goons … Continue reading Why are we silent on the grave threat to Kancha Ilaiah?

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 this context, I am issuing this statement.  They were about 30 and more people with … Continue reading My Statement after Parkala Attack Yesterday