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Testimony 5th June 2007

Musharrat A. Chowdhury

I’m in my final year of Visual Communication Design under Madanjeet Singh Art scholarship at Beaconhouse National University, Lahore, Pakistan.

In the media The Hindu - 30th May 2007

Talibanisation of Sikhism

The Sikh fundoos have distorted out of all recognition the militant order of Khalsa that Guru Gobind Singh instituted in 1699. It is incomprehensible how anyone can project nine years of Khalsa as the raison d'tre of Sikhism and give it precedence over 239 years of the history of Sikh Gurus.

Conference Kolkotta, India - 29th May 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Netaji Subhas Open University

Dr. Arunanshu Dasgupta, organized the event and invited noted History and International Relations professors from both Kolkotta University and Jadavpur University.

Conference Rajhastan, India - 24th May 2007

SAF Regional Cooperation Seminars - Vardhaman Mahaveer Open University

Located on the outskirts of the city of Kota, Rajhastan, VMOU has a vast 75 acre campus. With the recent increase in funding received from the Distance Education Council and the Rajhastan State Government; new buildings are being constructed all across the University Campus, including what will be a top notch satellite TV broadcasting studio for propagating Distance mode courses.

In the media The Hindu - 18th May 2007

Cultures and Vultures: wake-up call from Vadodara

These ‘fundoos,’ self-appointed custodians of Indian culture, may start chipping away at temple murals, breaking down monuments, and eventually targeting the temples at Khajuraho, Konarak, and Bhubaneshwar – until they succeed in effacing the rich Indian culture of art, image, and narrative, to conform to their own one-track, fascist vision of what Indian civilisation is.