Dismantling Global Hindutva:


September 10–12 

9:30 am to 3 pm Eastern Time

The conference has now ended. Videos from the sessions will be made available over the next few days.


Friday, September 10

Panel 1

What Is Global Hindutva

Panel 2

The Political Economy of Hindutva

Panel 3

Caste and Hindutva

Saturday, September 11

Panel 1

Gender and Sexual Politics of Hindutva

Panel 2

Contours of the Nation

Panel 3

Hindutva, Science, and Healthcare


Sunday, September 12

Panel 1

Hindutva Propaganda and the Digital Ecosystem

Panel 2

Hinduism and Hindutva

Panel 3

Islamophobia, White Supremacy, and Hindutva


Support for Dismantling Global Hindutva Conference

September 2021

The AHA has released a statement condemning the harassment and intimidation of participants, organizers, and university sponsors of the virtual conference “Dismantling Global Hindutva: Multidisciplinary Perspectives.”

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US and India-based Hindu nationalist groups targeting writers, scholars, universities intended to prevent them from participating in “Dismantling Global Hindutva” conference. In response to reports that U.S.- and India-based Hindu nationalist groups are coordinating intense pressure against writers, scholars, and universities to prevent them  […] read more

August 23, 2021

In keeping with its commitment to academic freedom, the AAS supports the “Dismantling Global Hindutva: Multidisciplinary Perspectives conference scheduled for September 10-12 and condemns the harassment and intimidation of 

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As scholars and members of academic communities around the world, we strongly condemn the campaign of harassment and intimidation against the Dismantling Global Hindutva conference, and stand in solidarity with the 49+ universities and 60+ departments and centers sponsoring the event. […] read more

We are writing to endorse the academic conference ‘Dismantling Global Hindutva’ to be held September 10-12, 2021. Hindutva has come to shape politics and culture in powerful ways both in India and abroad, and we believe that there is a great need for the study of it. We congratulate you on co-sponsoring this conference […] read more

Statement on the bogus bogey ‘Hinduphobia’
We write in the context of the surge of activity in recent months, especially in the Toronto area,
among supporters of the Hindu ethnonationalist government of India whose objective is to
convert India — a secular democracy with constitutional guarantees of equality […] read more

We, scholars of genocide, mass violence, and human rights, extend our support to the organizers of and participants in the upcoming conference “Dismantling Global Hindutva” on Sep 10-12, 2021. The scholarly conference has been co-sponsored by departments, centers, and programs at over 50  […] read more

NCHRO lends its support to US conference “Dismantling Global Hindutva.” The threat and intimidation is characteristic of the Hindutva groups who have been spreading terror in India: NCHRO. Scholars and academics from various American universities have recently organized a major academic conference on Hindutva […] read more

As scholars of South Asia concerned with the rising attempt to muzzle academic inquiry surrounding Hindutva, the global Hindu supremacist movement that is also referred to as Hindu nationalism, we write to extend our support to the organizers and participants of the upcoming conference “Dismantling Global Hindutva” on Sep 10-12, 2021. This is a major international scholarly conference which has […] read more

August 23, 2021

“We are writing to you on behalf of Hindus for Human Rights (HfHR), a two-year old advocacy organization that provides a platform for progressive Hindus to speak out in support of democratic freedoms and pluralism.

HfHR advocates for civil and human rights in South Asia and North America, rooted in  […] read more

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