Category Archives: intellectuals

Can the freedom of religion be a universal human rights idea?

Given the religious, and specifically Protestant, conditions of possibility and conditions of intelligibility of the idea of religious freedom, and the concept cluster to which it belongs, this presentation questions how it could possibly be claimed as a global human … Continue reading

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Harvesters of death as saviours

In this article, published in the Daily Pioneer on 24 February 2016, Prakash Shah examines the responses of an international team of academics who lent their support to the student protesters at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in Delhi. While … Continue reading

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Are Academics for Peace?

It’s not often that I have to defend myself against personal attacks by fellow academics, overwhelmingly made behind my back, the existence of which has since been brought to my attention. Yet it has come to this point within a … Continue reading

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Intellectuals and the Indian traditions

Indian traditions are not infrequently called into question, critiqued, stereotyped, suppressed and negatively affected in many other ways. In fact, one may say that it is a general part of the experience of someone who follows the Indian traditions. The … Continue reading

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