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Religion and Censorship

Religion and Censorship

Date and Time

Monday, November 7, 2016
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


  • Mary Idema Pew Library » Multipurpose Room


Should freedom of speech be curbed if it offends anyone, especially religious people? Or is protecting freedom of speech central to a healthy exchange of ideas and civil debate? Should sensitive subjects about religion and politics be discussed in public?

In this lecture and book-signing event, author and scholar Wendy Doniger will speak about her experiences of getting her book, The Hindus: An Alternative History, withdrawn from publication in India because it offended a group of right-wing Nationalists. She will speak on the challenges of discussing sensitive topics in the study of religion, especially Hinduism.



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