Category Archives: United States

Is Yoga Hindu?

In this article, Chaitra, MS and Prakash Shah argue that the claim, “Yoga is Hindu”, creates more problems than it solves as it leads us into the blind alley of identity politics. The full article can be read at this … Continue reading

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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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Sikhs and Western law: A review

Civil Rights in Wartime: The Post 9/11 Sikh Experience Dawinder S. Sidhu and Neha Singh Gohil Farnham: Ashgate, 2009. The story of what happened to Asian traditions in their contact with the West, especially through colonialism and what Edward Said … Continue reading

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