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Critique of Nonviolent Politics: From Mahatma Gandhi to the Anti-Nuclear Movement
Ryan accepts that sometimes nonviolence can be effective, but says that sometimes it is not: "a principled insistence on nonviolence can in some circumstances be dangerous to progressive social moveme...
Gandhi's Truth: On the origins of militant nonviolence
Erikson, Erik H.
An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
Knicker protest targets Hindu militants
The socially conservative Hindu Sri Ram Sena (Lord Ram's Army) a group of vigilantes has attacked women in pubs and unwed couples, in an effort to protect what they call "Indian Culture". Indian women...
A Marxist History of the World part 12: India: the Mauryan Empire
Neil Faulkner looks at the growth of the Mauryan Empire which at its zenith encompassed almost the whole of what is today India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh.
A Marxist History of the World part 24: Hindus, Buddhists, and the Gupta Empire
More than half a millennium separated the fall of India’s Mauryan Empire in the late 3rd century BCE (before the common era) from the rise of the Gupta Empire in the early 4th century CE (common era)....
Rahul Pandita's New India: A Hindutva India On the Ashes Of Democratic Secular India
Shamsul Islam responds to the rise of the Hindutva in India and challenges their anti-Muslim propaganda.
Textbook Tempest in California: Who Speaks for Hinduism?: Against The Current vol. 122
Decades after their arrival in the United States in significant numbers following the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965, Indian Americans are entering the political fray. Like other ethnic c...
Why white supremacists and Hindu nationalists are so alike: White supremacy and Hindu nationalism have common roots going back to the 19th-century idea of the 'Aryan race'.
Many members of the so-called "alt-right" - a loosely knit coalition of populists, white supremacists, white nationalists and neo-Nazis - turned to India to find historic and current justifications fo...
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The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
Translated from the Sanskrit. In Seven Parts With Preface, Introduction and Concluding Remarks
Vatsyayana. Translated by Richard Burton
An ancient Indian Hindu text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature written by Va-tsya-yana.
Persecution of Hindus
Hindus have experienced religious persecution in the form of forceful conversions, documented massacres, demolition and desecrations of temples, as well as the destruction of universities and schools....
Saffron terror is a neologism used to describe acts of violence motivated by Hindu nationalism. The acts are allegedly perpetrated by members, or alleged members, of Hindu nationalist organizations cl...
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The Two-Nation Theory is the ideology that the primary identity of Muslims in the Indian subcontinent is their religion, rather than their language or ethnicity, and therefore Indian Hindus and Muslim...