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Educational Freedom in India
May 16, 2017 - 15:15
Triple mini-lectures and roundtable on the status of academic and educational freedom in India
Self-censorship, accusations of being anti-national, of defamation, campus battles, textbook bans — these are keywords that are increasingly characteristic of newsreports on the state of academic freedom in India.
At the same time India has regular and free elections, a free press and a very active new media, and a legal system that tends to uphold individual citizenship rights vis-à-vis mob accusations.
To achieve a better understanding of what is happening to academic freedom in the world’s largest democracy and soon the world’s most populous country and a very significant economy, we will have an afternoon discussion and debate with
- Professor Ravinder Kaur, University of Copenhagen ‘The Nation Wants to Know’: Media, Freedoms, Politics
- Dr. Moumita Sen, University of Oslo In the name of nationalism: the university as battleground
- Dr. Lars Tore Flåten, Norwegian Institute of Defence Studies The Hindu nation in Historical Narratives