The Politics of Bigotry and Growing State Repression in India Today: a Conversation with Teesta Setalvad

Teesta Setalvad is the Editor of Communalism Combat magazine and author of Foot Solider of the Constitution: A Memoir (2017).  She is a dedicated social justice activist who has been spearheading the campaign for justice for the victims of the 2002 Gujarat Muslim massacre. As a secularist, she has worked to expose majoritarianism and religious fanaticism in other parts of the world and has been vocal on issues related to women, Dalits, adivasis (indigenous persons), and the LGBTQ. A Punjabi translation of Foot Soldier of the Constitution has recently been completed by Buta Singh, Editor of Lok Kafila, a Punjabi monthly that covers alternative politics; it is being launched on Friday, April 13. in Rm 120, Surrey Central Library at 4:30 pm.

Organized by the Centre for India and South Asia Research with Radical Desi magazine.

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