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Murali Balaji

Murali Balaji is director of Education and Curriculum Reform at the Hindu American Foundation. A Fulbright Specialist and former journalist, he had previously taught at Temple University, Lincoln University and Penn State University

Why Roy Moore and the California textbook battle highlight democracy’s demons
Guest Column
Why Roy Moore and the California textbook battle highlight democracy’s demons

In the age of Donald Trump, virtually every day has become a vivid reminder of how tribalistic American society has become

20 November 2017
Donald Trump (left) with Barack Obama
World
Reclaiming Liberalism from the Wilderness

The history of populism shows that such movements often attack conventional wisdom on liberal and conservative norms of governance

13 June 2017
The Alt.Left, South Asianism, and the Scaling of Brownness
World
The Alt.Left, South Asianism, and the Scaling of Brownness

The Hindus are no longer considered religious minorities in the US, but holders of majoritarian privilege

06 May 2017
19496
Open Essay
Hindu Belief: Legacy versus Destiny

For Indology to overcome its past prejudices, it must open itself to the perspectives of genuine Hindu belief

03 September 2015
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Open Essay
Saving History from Historians

The late Marxist historian DD Kosambi continues to wield tremendous influence on the study of Hinduism. But his disciples have disallowed any rational critique of the man and have zealously ignored the religion’s diversity

23 July 2015
Colonialminds-demons-main
Voices
Of Colonial Minds and Other Demons

India’s political and cultural life is still subservient to borrowed ideas

14 August 2014

Authors

Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of nine books, including the award-winning Water, Peace, and War : Confronting the Global Water Crisis

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is an MP and the author of, most recently, Gandhi’s Hinduism: The Struggle Against Jinnah’s IslamWhile

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is National General Secretary of the BJP and Director of India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape, director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla, is the author of ‘JNU: Nationalism and India’s Uncivil Wars’. Views are personal.

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