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Public Seminar Series Trinity term 2022

Resistance, Justice, Liberation: Critical Approaches to Knowledge Production on War, Violence and Colonization

Convened by Dr Dilar Dirik (Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellow)

About the seminar

Hindutva is a majoritarian nationalism in nominally secular India that aims to convert the 'world's largest democracy' into a Hindu nation-state. Hindutva's politics is based on representing itself as the defender of the Hindu majority which it paints as a victim of inimical forces of religious minorities (Muslims and Christians) and political opponents (communists and secularists). Arguing that contemporary Hindutva in India is a fascist form of nationalism based on exclusionary and genocidal desires, stereotypes, fear, insecurity, bigotry and violence, the talk will explore the (im)possibilities of resistance to it.

About the speaker

Professor Dibyesh Anand is the Head of the School of Social Sciences at the University of Westminster, London and a professor of international relations. He is the author of monographs Geopolitical Exotica: Tibet in Western Imagination and Hindu Nationalism in India and the Politics of Fear, and has spoken about, and published on, varied topics including Tibet, China, China-India border dispute, Hindu nationalism in India, Islamophobia, and conflict in Kashmir. He identifies as queer in personal and political terms. Twitter @dibyeshanand

Video

The video of this seminar is available to watch on YouTube.

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