Events: Hindutva and the University

The teach-in ‘Hindutva and the University’ was organised on January 15, 2020, in solidarity with on-going assaults on students and faculty at Indian universities. The panel, and ensuing discussion with the audience, shed light on the ways in which questions of knowledge – its production and dissemination – are fundamentally, and violently, imbricated with the project of Indian, and particularly Hindu, nationalism. 

Speakers:
• Mehroosh Tak, Kashmir Solidarity Movement
• Akanksha Mehta, Goldsmiths, University of London
• Meena Dhanda, University of Wolverhampton
• Rahul Rao, SOAS, University of London

Chair:
• Akshi Singh, Queen Mary University of London

Listen to the podcast of the event here: https://soundcloud.com/qmulofficial/hindutva-and-the-university

Teach-in: Hindutva and the University

Queen Mary’s South Asia Forum presents a teach-in on the relationship between Hindu nationalism and knowledge production, following escalating violent attacks on universities across India.

The event features presentations from Akanksha Mehta (Goldsmiths), Rahul Rao (SOAS), Meena Dhanda (Wolverhampton) and Mehroosh Tak (Kashmir Solidarity Movement).

Queen Mary, ArtsTwo, room 3.20 6-8 pm on January 22 – all welcome!

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-in-hindutva-and-the-university-tickets-89228670355?fbclid=IwAR1Opg55SVUbH92I93-utieup3iWWsFAnXyXpYVyleZjFUg5JIsqxVFusDg