Monthly Webinar Series: Academic Freedom in India

This series is part of InSAF India’s solidarity campaign for maintaining international awareness of :

• the unjustifiable jailing in India of academics, students and activists

• the shrinking space for academic freedom

• the state’s usurping of academia in the saffronisation of India


   One webinar every month -- usually this will be the last Saturday of every month, 8pm IST

                                                                                                                     (subject to speakers availability)

In view of the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic in India, we have postponed our next session of the Academic Freedom in India  webinar series that was due to be held on 29 May 2021.

However, we will continue raising awareness of how the autocratic state's dismal mismanagement of the pandemic is affecting academic communities and the Indian public at large.

Read our solidarity statement in support of the Indian academic community affected by Covid-19 in India. Please share your own thoughts in the comments section of the blog. Thank you.

Webinars available as educational resources


Our webinar co-hosts include Ambedkar King Study Circle (California), India Civil Watch International, British Association for South Asian StudiesScholars At Risk, the Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis (ASCA), University of Amsterdam, The Forum on Education in Asia (UCL), and the SIU University Honors Program.

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Topics that will be covered in forthcoming webinars:

The scientific community’s Hindutva challenge

Academic freedom in higher education institutions in India

Academic freedom in primary and secondary education in India

Locking down academic freedom in Kashmir

The international reach of Hindutva: Hindu nationalist thought in academic institutions abroad

The international reach of Hindutva: Challenges of researching India and complicity of European knowledge

The saffronisation of archives

Adivasi rights and academic freedom