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ART & CULTURE

 |  4-minute read
Wendy Doniger, Book Extract, Kamasutra, Sexual conservatism

Wendy Doniger on how India's sexual conservatism is a result of the British, not Mughals

[Book extract] Many of the English-speaking Hindus came to accept the British evaluation of Hinduism, in a kind of Stockholm syndrome.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  5-minute read
Harsh Varshan, Science under Modi government, Narendra Modi, Wendy Doniger

What Wendy Doniger says about 'subversion of science' under Modi government

Mythoscience thrives in the climate created after BJP came to power at the Centre.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
BJP rewriting history, Education, Wendy Doniger, Dina Nath Batra

Why Dina Nath Batra wants Tagore, Urdu, Mughals removed from school books

The Sangh ideologue's desire to 'Indianise' our children's education means force-feeding them RSS-sanctioned pabulum.

ART & CULTURE

 |  11-minute read
Free Speech, Wendy Doniger, Sedition, Censorship Laws

How young Indians are growing up censored and silenced

[Book excerpt] Life choices that do not fall in line with the censor’s own worldview are quickly branded 'anti-social' or in the case of 'anti-national'.

ART & CULTURE

 |  Rough Cut  |  3-minute read
Wendy Doniger, Myths of Sex and Jewellery, Indian mythology

Sex and jewellery in Indian mythology, courtesy Wendy Doniger

Six things to know about some popular Indian myths.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Madhorubhagan, Book Ban, Wendy Doniger, Perumal Murugan

How to ban a book in India

Chief justice Sanjay Kaul’s judgment on the Perumal Murugan case should not come as a surprise.

POLITICS

 |  6-minute read
Books, Wendy Doniger, Salman Rushdie, Freedom of Expression

How a 'coward' literary society is killing 'good' Indian writing

You cannot play it safe and expect good writing to come out of a place.

ART & CULTURE

 |  She Says  |  5-minute read
Salman Rushdie, P Chidambaram, Wendy Doniger, Book Ban

Why not reading a book is a better form of protest than banning it

Freethinking invites critical evaluation.

ART & CULTURE

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Books, Hinduism, Wendy Doniger

8 most controversial quotes from Wendy Doniger's The Hindus

The 2009-published book, that was banned in India, is making a comeback.

ART & CULTURE

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Wendy Doniger, Porn ban, Vatsayana, Kamasutra

Why porn blockers must read Kamasutra

If the India portrayed by Vatsayana was real, then when did it get so conservative?