November 10, 2015 2:31:59 am
Nearly 190 scholars, who are working on India but are based abroad, have joined a signature campaign “against the policies of the NDA government towards intellectual and cultural affairs”.
In a letter to the President, Prime Minister and Chief Justice of India among others, the scholars referred to an earlier statement issued by “a group of distinguished Indian historians”.
“We — historians and social scientists engaged in researching and teaching about the richness of Indian history and society in different locations overseas — write to express our solidarity with their statement. We share the deep concern over recent happenings in India, which are affecting freedom of artistic expression and historical and social science inquiry…” said the letter.
Among the signatories of the campaign, organised by historian Gyanendra Pandey of Emory University, are Chicago University’s Wendy Doniger and Harvard’s Homi Bhabha.
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