The Triumph of the Hindu Right: Article by Ananya Vajpeyi

In the September issue of Foreign Affairs, Ananya Vajpeyi writes on the controversy around Wendy Doniger and his book “The Hindus: An Alternative History” in the context of Hindu nationalism and the re-mixing of religion and politics in modern India. You can read her whole article here.

Wendy Doninger, The Hindus: An Alternative History

Wendy Doninger, The Hindus: An Alternative History

Ananya Vajpeyi is an Associate Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies and an alumni of the Zukunftsphilologie Winterschools of the Forum Transregionale Studien entitled “Textual Practices beyond Europe”ˆ and “Philologies across the Asias”, held in Cairo and Delhi in 2010 and 2012.


Forum Transregionale Studien

The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien is a research organization that promotes the internationalization of research in the humanities and social sciences. The Forum provides scope for collaboration among researchers with different regional and disciplinary perspectives and appoints researchers from all over the world as Fellows. In cooperation with universities and research institutions in Berlin and the rest of Germany, it carries out research projects that examine other regions of the world and their relationship to Germany and Europe systematically and with new questions.

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