Please no audio and/or video recording of the event per the request of the authors.
Wendy Doniger's The Hindus: An Alternative History, recently halted publication in India as a result of a law suit (that was settled out of court by the publisher, Penguin Books India). The suit was based on Section 295A in The Indian Penal Code. Here in Hyde Park, at the Seminary Co-op Bookstore, we wish to support Professor Doniger and appreciate her willingness to discuss this seminal work despite the legal actions in India and the overwhelming media response. Leela Gandhi will act as interlocutor for the event.
Co-sponsored by The Department of South Asian Languages and Civilizations, and the Committee on Southern Asian Studies
Reception to follow the conversation.
An article to peruse: http://indianexpress.com/article/opinion/columns/law-for-bad-behaviour/ Nussbaum Op-Ed on Section 295A of Indian Penal Code "Law for bad behaviour" Martha C. Nussbaum The Indian Express February 21, 2014
Location: Street: Seminary Co-op Bookstore Additional: 5751 S. Woodlawn Ave. City: Chicago, Province: Illinois Postal Code: 60637 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)