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panel discussion
Modernity and Communalism
Githa Hariharan, Paul Zacharia, Aamir Mufti and Sudipta Kaviraj
Free admission
Hinduism, modernity
Language: English and German

In India too, the tension between globalization on the one hand and local conflicts on the other leads to forms of extreme violence. Hindu nationalization movements exert pressure against social pluralism and force artists and intellectuals to take a position. Authors from the literature program and participants in the conference “Politics as the Site of the Modern” discuss their experiences and perceptions in this conflicted sphere.