Tag Archives: colonial consciousness

Caste, critique and colonial consciousness: A response to Meena Dhanda

The article at this link is a response to Meena Dhanda’s article “Anti-castism and misplaced nativism: Mapping caste as an aspect of race” in the July/August 2015 issue of the British based journal Radical Philosophy. It proclaims itself to be the … 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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A House of Lords debate on poverty and caste discrimination in India: Continuing foreign interference in India’s internal affairs

A debate on poverty and caste discrimination in India took place in the British House of Lords on Wednesday 26 November 2014. While the debate ostensibly brought together the themes of poverty and caste, its implications range well beyond them … Continue reading

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Shari‘a in the West: Colonial consciousness in a context of normative competition

Abstract Muslims in Western countries have tried to preserve and transmit their worldview in various ways. Especially in the countries of the Anglosphere, Muslims have built institutions designed with legal ends in mind. Efforts to limit the role of shari‘a … 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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