Ashis Nandy

  • Penguin India urged to approach higher court February 23, 2014

    Penguin India, which recently withdrew American author Wendy Doniger's book on Hinduism, has been urged to approach higher courts to establish a strong precedent of upholding freedom of expression. A group of academicians and authors on Sunday said they were forwarding a petition concerning the withdrawal of the book along with...
  • Freespirited discussions at controversyfree Jaipur Literature Festival January 22, 2014

    After being in the news for all the wrong reasons for two consecutive years, the Jaipur Literature Festival 2014 traversed geopolitical borders, overcame language barriers and discussed political, social and women's issues to exchange ideas without attracting any unwanted controversy. "It was truly a literary festival," said a journalist who has...
  • Ashis Nandy should've been more cautious: Ashutosh February 4, 2013

    IBN7's managing editor Ashutosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on Ashis Nandy's comments about Dalits at the Jaipur Literature Festival. Q. Was the furor on Ashis Nandy's comments justified? Asked by: Isha A. I don't think so. Q. Is...
  • Asking for Nandy's arrest was unnecessary: Tharoor February 3, 2013

    Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devil's Advocate. Are we becoming an intolerant society and is the Indian state defensive freedom of speech weak and equivocal? Those are the two issues I should raise today with the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shashi Tharoor, speaking in his individual...
  • People should stand up for a culture of free expression, tolerance: Tharoor February 3, 2013

    While speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, Tharoor said that people are going out of their way to clamp down on cultural freedom in the name of religion....
  • Society is becoming a culture of intolerance: Tharoor February 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Minister Shashi Tharoor has expressed anger over the controversy about Kamal Haasan's 'Vishwaroopam', Salman Rushdie and Ashish Nandy. While speaking to Karan Thapar on this week's Devil's Advocate, Tharoor said that people are going out of their way to clamp down on cultural freedom in the name...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey February 2, 2013

    The Cabinet, which met at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's residence on Friday to discuss recommendations given by the Justice Verma Committee, approved an ordinance on tackling sexual harassment against women. Death penalty or life imprisonment for convicts in extreme cases is included in the ordinance, according to sources. ...
  • Unfortunate that courts need to tell artistes what or what not to say: Sanjoy Roy on Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    Sanjoy Roy, the organiser of the Jaipur Film Festival also said that it was not enough to provide relief to Ashis Nandy by telling the police to not arrest him. The courts needed to do more, he said. ...
  • Sceptical about protests against 'Vishwaroopam': Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    The sociologist, who got a major reprieve on Friday after the SC directed the police not to arrest him over his remarks on Dalits, said that it would be "nice to have some sceptical view on some of these protests". ...
  • Andhra MP files complaint against Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    Karimnagar: An MP from Karimnagar district in Andhra Pradesh today filed a complaint against eminent scholar Ashis Nandy, for making remarks alleged to be antiDalit at the Jaipur Literature Festival, police said. Karimnagar MP Ponnam Prabhakar on February 1 filed a complaint against Nandy at the Two Town police station...
  • Will be careful in future: Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: A visiblyrelieved Ashis Nandy on Friday thanked the media and the public for standing by him as he was slammed and criticised for his remarks on Dalits at the Jaipur Literature Festival and said that he will be careful in future as the case was subjudice. He, however,...
  • SC directs police not to arrest Ashis Nandy February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: In a major relief, the Supreme Court has directed the Rajasthan police not to arrest sociologist Ashis Nandy. The court has issued notices to the Rajasthan government, Maharashtra government, Bihar government and Chhattisgarh government seeking their response on whether the FIRs against Nandy can be quashed. The court has,...
  • SC to hear Nandy's plea seeking quashing of FIR February 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court will on Friday hear sociologist Ashis Nandy's plea seeking the quashing of an FIR filed against him under the SC/ST Act. The Rajasthan Police booked him under a nonbailable section, which invites upto 10 years in jail. Last week, Nandy had linked corruption to Dalits...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 31, 2013

    The CBI will be under the supervision of the Lokpal, while a public servant facing an inquiry by the Lokpal will be given an opportunity to be heard at the stage of the preliminary inquiry. ...
  • The Last Word: Is India weak in defending freedom of speech? January 31, 2013

    Do the Ashis Nandy, Vishwaroopam and Salman Rushdie incidents prove that the Indian state is weak in defending freedom of speech? ...
  • For a right argument Ashis Nandy used wrong language: Kancha Ilaiah January 31, 2013

    Dalit historian Kancha Ilaiah joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on his defence of Ashis Nandy. Q. Ashis Nandy is an old man. He does not know what he is talking.. He may be thinking something good for the OBC/SC/ST and telling some thing else which is a nonsense. And would...
  • SC to hear Nandy's plea seeking quashing of FIR tomorrow January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear sociologist Ashis Nandy's plea seeking quashing of FIR against him. Nandy's argument is based on the fact that no offence was mentioned in the FIR. A team of the Rajasthan Police will question Nandy on Thursday over his controversial comments linking...
  • Ashis Nandy to request SC to quash FIR against him January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: A team of the Rajasthan Police will question sociologist Ashis Nandy on Thursday over his controversial comments linking Dalits to corruption. But the sociologist, who will appear in the Supreme Court later on Thursday afternoon, will request the apex court that all FIRs filed against him be...
  • Dalit remark row: Rajasthan police to question Nandy today January 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Sociologist Ashis Nandy faces police questioning over his controversial comments linking Dalits and to corruption at the Jaipur Literature Festival. A team of the Rajasthan police will question Nandy in the national capital on Thursday. The sociologist had said that the most corrupt people in the country were Dalits,...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 30, 2013

    Catch the day's stories on India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai. ...
  • India's index of intolerance: The full list February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: From a ban on books and films to the increasing number of cases of harassment of individuals by politically motivated groups, is the growing rot of intolerance now too widespread to ignore? Is this attack on freedom of expression acceptable in a democracy? Kamal Haasan faced the brunt of...
  • Rajasthan Police team leaves for Delhi to question Ashis Nandy January 30, 2013

    New Delhi: Sociologist Ashis Nandy faces police questioning over his Dalit corruption remarks made at the Jaipur Literature Festival. A team of the Rajasthan Police is on its way to the capital to question him, say sources. The sociologist had said that the most corrupt people in the country were...
  • News 360: Intelligence reports link ISI to LoC killings January 29, 2013

    CNNIBN has accessed intelligence reports linking Pakistan's ISI to the recent killings of the two Indian soldiers on the Line of Control, resulting in tensions between the two countries. ...
  • I haven't received any summons from Rajasthan Police: Nandy January 29, 2013

    New Delhi/Jaipur: Sociologist Ashis Nandy on Tuesday denied receiving any summons from Rajasthan Police and said that he was ready to be jailed for his comment. "If at 75 I am tried under the atrocities act and convicted then I'll go to jail, I'll not contest it because I have...
  • Charges against Ashis Nandy and punishment that he faces January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: Sociologist Ashis Nandy faces police questioning over his alleged antiDalit remarks made at the Jaipur Literature Festival. The Rajasthan police have now summoned Nandy for questioning over his remarks that linked caste and corruption. The police had earlier registered an FIR under section 3 (1) of the SC/ST...
  • Rajasthan Police summons Ashis Nandy for questioning January 29, 2013

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Police has summoned sociologist Ashis Nandy for questioning in connection with the controversial remark he made against the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Saturday. An FIR was lodged against him under Section 506 IPC (Criminal Intimidation) and the Scheduled...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 29, 2013

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  • Nandy hounded: Is no honest critique of Dalit politics possible in India today? January 28, 2013

    Ashis Nandy faces up to five years in jail after an FIR was filed against him following his remarks on Dalits at the Jaipur Literature Festival. ...
  • The Last Word: How should we respond to Ashis Nandy's statement on SCs, OBCs corruption? January 28, 2013

    Socialist Ashis Nandy kicked up a storm when he said SCs, STs and OBCs are responsible for corruption in the country. ...
  • FIR against Nandy a far cry from Ambedkar's idea of a tolerant India: Academics January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: A statement about corruption and SCSTs and OBCs made at a literary festival some 250 km from Delhi is attracting more and more political rhetoric, with politicians jumping the Ashis Nandy bandwagon, seeking punishment for the renowned sociologist. First BSP supremo Mayawati sought his arrest. Then the SC/ST...