Ramanujan Affair: Why secular universities succumb to rightwing bullying

Via Scoop.itCommunalism in India

“The recent decision of Delhi University’s academic council to remove A K Ramanujan’s essay “Three Hundred Ramayanas” from its undergraduate syllabi has done violence to the university’s integrity and undermined the independence and autonomy of its academic life. Rather than stand by its own faculty, the university has pandered to right-wing violence. This is a dangerous precedent.” (EPW, 12 November 2011).
Via communalism.blogspot.com