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'Australia India Institute Downgraded My Talk on Hindu Nationalist Violence after Govt. Pressure'

In a 30-minute interview with Karan Thapar for The Wire, Prof. Hansen, who is the Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor of South Asian Studies and Professor of Anthropology at Stanford University in America, spoke in detail about what happened. Here is the gist of what he said. Please, however, see the full interview to get a clearer and better understanding. “I was invited to the University of Melbourne to give a series of lectures including one at Deakin University, which is next door … Craig Jeffrey invited me … these lectures were on keywords for India … I chose violence … I sent an abstract of the lecture in advance … one day before, Craig said he will have to change the status … he told me it’s too controversial.”