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Confrerence (EASR) contribution: “Is Our Understanding of Indian Culture the Result of a Dialogue?“ - Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap panel at the European Association for the Study of Religions (EASR) conference 2017Prof. Jakob De Roover, Prof. Martin Fárek, Dr. Prakash Shah, Dr. Sarah Claerhout, Mrs. Marianne Keppens and Ms. Sarika Rao presented their research results in a common panel at the EASR Annual Conference in Leuven. Leuven – Tue, September 19th 2017

Conference contribution (BASAS): “The Certainty of Caste“ - Vergelijkende Cultuurwetenschap panel at the British Association of South Asian Studies conference 2017Prof. Jakob De Roover, Dr. Prakash Shah, Mrs. Marianne Keppens and Ms. Sarika Rao organised a joint panel at the BASAS Annual Conference at the University of Nottingham. Wed, April 19th 2017

Comparative Political Theory - WorkshopThis international workshop involved participants from different universities in Europe with a shared interest in the nascent field of Comparative Political Theory. Some sessions critically assessed the nature and aims of this field of study; others looked at the way non-Western thinkers have...Gent – Mon, May 15th 2017

Project: Cold War Social Science and the Development of the Human Sciences in Europe and India (2015-2016)In the period that followed the Second World War, the United States saw an unprecedented growth of the social sciences and humanities caused by a massive injection of government funding into the universities. The government had a specific goal in mind: to promote and support research that was of...Thu, January 1st 2015

This is not India II – Ceci n’est pas l’Inde II ::: Indian Welcome EveningThe India Platform would like to cordially invite you to its annual Indian Welcome Evening. For however long you stay, Europe will be your new home away from home. That is the reason we organise this evening: all of us know that living in an alien culture is not always easy. During the evening...Thu, December 8th 2016

The student-teacher relationship in the 21st century education - 29 October 2016 The India Platform and the Maya Sapera Dance Company cordially invite you to a conversation between: • Ms. Shila Mehta (Nupur Zankar, Mumbai - India) • Prof. Dr. Jakob De Roover (Research Centre Comparative Science of Cultures, Ghent University) • Ms. Maya Sapera (Maya Sapera Dance Company,...Sat, October 29th 2016

Book Launch "Europe, India and the limits of secularism" by Jakob De Roover"Europe, India and the limits of secularism", an Oxford University Press Hardback book by Jakob De Roover, will be presented and discussed on 22nd of April 2016. Opening of the evening by: Prof. Dr. Koen Goethals, Ghent University Chief Academic Officer A conversation on the limits of...Fri, April 22nd 2016

Liberal Education and the Future of the University An international conference co-organized by India Platform and BMS College of Engineering, BENGALURU – INDIAThis international conference co-organized by the BMS College of Engineering and India Platform, aims to examine the general predicament of liberal education and the future of the university in India.Fri, June 10th 2016

Dharma and Ethics VIII: Revisiting Swami VivekanandaOn the 16th of June, The Eighth Dharma and Ethics Conference was organised. In this conference, we took up Swami Vivekanandas views on Nationalism, politics, Hinduism, social reform, and cultural difference. Select scholars will be invited to present their papers on the following themes: To...Shimoga – Tue, June 16th 2015


Do all roads lead to Jerusalem? The making of Indian religions (01-12-2014)
Divya Jhingran, Balagangadhara S.N.

A Prolegomenon: Are Dialogues Between Us Possible?: Reconceptualizing Inter-Tradition Dialogues in the Twenty-First Century (15-12-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N.

Europa's domme reactie op terrorisme is gevaarlijk (16-12-2015)
Sufiya Pathan, Sarika Rao, Marianne Keppens, Nele De Gersem

ಕೊಟ್ಟ ಕುದುರೆಯನೇರಲರಿಯದೆ: ವಚನಗಳ ಅಧ್ಯಯನದಲ್ಲಿ ಆಧುನಿಕರ ಪೂರ್ವಗ್ರಹಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳಾಚೆಗೆ [Anthology of articles on Vachana (01-08-2015)
Rajaram Hegde, Shanmukha A.

ಬುದ್ಧಿಜೀವಿಗಳ ಮೂಢ ನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳು [Superstitions of the Intellectuals] (01-08-2015)
Rajaram Hegde, Balagangadhara S.N.

ಬೌದ್ಧಿಕ ದಾಸ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ ಭಾರತ [India in Intellectual Slavery] (01-03-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N., Rajaram Hegde

Wat betekent dat: een toekomstperspectief geven aan kandidaat-terroristen? (08-12-2015)
Jakob De Roover

Which intolerance is growing in India? (27-11-2015)

De pest van het rabiate nationalisme (24-11-2015)
Jakob De Roover, Sarika Rao

Smriti Irani will destroy Indian education for good (19-11-2015)
S.N Balagangadhara & Jakob de

Butchered in Bihar: A View from the Outside (10-11-2015)
S N Balagangadhara

Beef Bans, Beef Parties, and Sacred Cows (18-11-2015)
Jakob De Roover, Balagangadhara S.N.

Why Smriti Irani as HRD minister was a terrible choice (13-11-2015)
S N Balagangadhara & Jakob de

ಪಾಪಯೊನಿ ಎಂಬುದು ಎನನ್ನು ಸೂಚಿಸುತ್ತದೆ? [What does Paapa Yoni refer to?] (24-11-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

India is not 'Rapeistan': How media is failing (26-10-2015)

How about speaking the truth about reservations? (14-10-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N.
Swarajya magazine

Counterview: Ambedkar Was Wrong About Hinduism. The Right Can Stop Trying To Appropriate Him. (30-09-2015)

An Indian view from outside: Quotas, Rational and Moral? (11-09-2015)

Between ignorance and deception: Satish Deshpande's idea of reservations Is the problem then that most Indians are not Christians, Muslims or Jews? (08-09-2015)
Jakob De Roover
Daily O

Europe, India, and the Limits of Secularism (31-08-2015)
Jakob De Roover

Indie očima Evropanů ("India through the eyes of Europe")
Martin Fárek

Jakob De Roover on Ramachandra Guha’s Intellectualism (13-06-2015)
Jakob De Roover
Niti Exclusive - Nitte Central

Against Caste in British Law - A Critical Perspective on the Caste Discrimination Provision in the Equality Act 2010 (01-09-2015)
Prakash Shah

ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ರೀತಿಯ ಅಸಹಿಷ್ಣುತೆ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತಿದೆ? (18-12-2015)
Balagangadhara S.N., Inchara

USCIRF hypocrisy: It's about the Protestant worldview, not religious freedom (11-05-2015)
First Post

India’s Daughter and BBC – Belgian Professor speaks out (11-03-2015)
Niti Central

ಯಥೇಚ್ಛಸಿ ತಥಾ ಕುರು [yathecchasi tatha kuru / and then do what you wish to do] (03-11-2015)
Rajaram Hegde
Hosa diganta

ಇವರೆಲ್ಲ ಭಾರತೀಯ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಮರ ಹಿತಚಿಂತಕರೆ? [Are they the well-wishers of Indian Muslims?] (11-12-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

ಮಾಡಿ ಕೆಟ್ಟರು ಮನವಿಲ್ಲದೆ (15-12-2015)
Rajaram Hegde
Hosa diganta

ಅಹಂಕಾರ ಹಾಗು ಹೊಟ್ಟೆಪಾಡಿಗೆ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದು ಸೇವೆಯೆ? (20-10-2015)
Rajaram Hegde
Hosa diganta

ಮತ ಪರಿವರ್ತನೆ: ಎರಡು ಅಸಂಭವನೀಯ ಕಥೆಗಳು [Conversion: Two implausible stories] (29-12-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

ರಾಮಾಯಣ ಮಹಾಭಾರತಗಳ ಕುರಿತ ವಿಸ್ಮೃತಿ [Amnesia about the Ramayana and Mahabharata] (22-09-2015)
Rajaram Hegde

Questioning the axioms (26-01-2016)
What if law does not dictate how people live or die but allows old customs and traditions to do their work?Indian Express

Taking Rohith Vemula seriously: Blame corruption, not caste Inflicting violence upon people's experiences must end. (02-02-2016)
Prof.Jakob de RooverDaily O