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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

More information here.

Educational Freedom in India


May 16, 2017


Georg Sverdrups hus (the library building), Undervisningsrom 2.
Moltke Moes vei 39
Oslo, Norway
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