Speaker: Koenraad Elst
Negationism means the denial of historical crimes against humanity. It is not reinterpretation of known facts, but the denial of known facts.
Dr. Koenraad Elst graduated in Philosophy, Chinese Studies and Indo-Iranian Studies at the Catholic University of Leuven. During a stay at the Benaras Hindu University, he discovered India's communal problem and wrote his first book about the budding Ayodha conflict. While establsihing himself as a columnist for a number of Belgian and Indian papers, he frequently returned to India to study various aspects of its ethno-religio-political configuration and interviewed Hindu and other leaders and thinkers. His research on the ideological development of Hindu revivalism earned him his Ph.D in Leuven in 1998. He has written extensively on Hindutva movement including Ram Janmabhoomi vs. Babri Masjid: A Case Study in Hindu-Muslim Conflict, Negationism in India, BJP vs. Hindu Resurgence, Decolonizing the Hindu Mind: Political Development of Hindu Revivalism, Gandhi and Godse: a Review and a Critique.

You can contact Koenraad Elst at koenraad.elst@telenet.be
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