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The American Academy of Religion lacks ethics and academic integrity – Suhag A. Shukla


Bharata Bharati

Suhag A. Shukla“The American Academy of Religion must also realize that what scholars of religion study and publish is not in a vacuum — there are real people who are affected by the absence of a code of ethics and professional responsibility. The wild conjectures about Hinduism by some AAR scholars have ended up at best on the placards of museum exhibits misinforming millions of American visitors about Hindu traditions, and at worst, White supremacy web boards putting in harms way non-white Hindu Americans.” – Suhag A. Shukla, Esq

American Academy of ReligionThe American Academy of Religion (AAR), the largest body of professionals pursuing the academic study of religion, issued a statement this week in response to Penguin Books India’s decision to withdraw and destroy copies of Wendy Doniger‘s The Hindus: An Alternative History. In part, the AAR Board states:

… But to pursue excellence scholars must be free to ask any question, to offer any interpretation, and to raise…

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