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What Wendy Doniger says about 'subversion of science' under Modi government

Mythoscience thrives in the climate created after BJP came to power at the Centre.

Public intellectuals in India need to learn a thing or two about resilience from Wendy Doniger, the Mircea Eliade distinguished service professor of the history of religions at University of Chicago.

Despite the abuse heaped on her and Dinanath Batra's misreadings of her books, she continues engaging with India and its texts. In her latest book, (Speaking Tiger) she shows the tradition of subversion and dissent was alive and well in ancient Indian writing, especially Kautilya's and Vatsyanana's . She also chronicles in detail the "subversion of science" in

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