Tuesday, September 22, 2015

stop feeding the crocodile, says rajiv malhotra

http://swarajyamag.com/politics/stop-feeding-the-crocodile-the-ivy-league-syndrome/

A new humanities discourse around India has to be created from scratch. The existing one, is beyond repair. 

Recently, Narendra Modi's visit to Silicon Valley was attacked in a petition by US-based academicians led by scholars like Wendy Doniger and Sheldon Pollock. Over 80 per cent of the signatures were by Indian 'sepoys' joining the bandwagon. As a rejoinder, there emerged two counter petitions supporting Modi, each signed by much larger numbers of US-based academicians, who were also mostly Indians. This clash between the two camps of Indians is important to analyse because they represent two entirely different constituencies.

and here's my old piece on a similar thread:fear of engineering http://www.rediff.com/news/2002/nov/01rajeev.htm


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