Ananya Chakravarti

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

By Rutvi Dattani

Ananya Chakravarti is an associate professor in the Department of History at the Georgetown University.

Her research interests include early modern South Asia, Portuguese empire, colonial Brazil and history of religions.

As per her bio and Google scholar she has published no books, papers or research pertaining to rights of Hindus, Hindutva, or the Indian Government.

In 2021, she endorsed the "Dismantling Global Hindutva" conference stating that

"the current government of India [in 2021] has instituted discriminatory policies including beef bans, restrictions on religious conversion and interfaith weddings, and the introduction of religious discrimination into India’s citizenship laws. The result has been a horrifying rise in religious and caste-based violence, including hate crimes, lynchings, and rapes directed against Muslims, non-conforming Dalits, Sikhs, Christians, adivasis and other dissident Hindus. Women of these communities are especially targeted. Meanwhile, the government has used every tool of harassment and intimidation to muzzle dissent. Dozens of student activists and human rights defenders are currently languishing in jail indefinitely without due process under repressive anti-terrorism laws."