Thursday, February 20, 2014


A trip down memory lane.  The RISA Lila, narrated by Rajiv Malhotra
1. RISA Lila - 1 Wendy's Child Syndrome
2. RISA Lila - 2 Limp Scholarship and Demonology

One of many things to note - when Motilal Banarsidass, an Indian publisher, withdrew a book because it was offensive to its Indian market, Western academics pushed for a boycott.   e.g., Professor Cynthia Humes:
If nothing else, a no-holds-barred academic boycott against Motilal Banarsidass will provide Indian presses with an answer to extremists on why they should not censor peer-reviewed works in the future...RISA, take a stance against efforts to deny academic freedom. Boycott Motilal Banarsidass. Spread the word. Act.”
I wonder if they are now pushing for a boycott of Penguin Books, that withdrew Doniger's book.