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Meera Nanda @ numerous writings uploaded.

"Breaking the Spell of Dharma: Case for Indian Enlightenment", Part I, Part II, Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay, India), July 7, 2001. Also at South Asia Citizens Web.

"Calling India's Freethinkers", The Hindu, May 22, 2004. Also at Butterflies and Wheels.

"Dharma and the Bomb: Postmodern Critiques of Science and the Rise of Reactionary Modernism in India", Logos: A Journal of Modern Society and Culture, vol. 1, no. 3, Summer 2002, pp. 45-62.

Economic & Political Weekly: articles available to subscribers only (5 by Meera Nanda to date).

"Godless States: Dilemmas of Secularism in America and India", Axess, issue 8, 2005. Also at Butterflies and Wheels.

"Hitching Dalit Modernity to Anti-Modernist Wagon", Economic and Political Weekly (Bombay, India), April 28, 2001.

"India in the World: How We See Ourselves", The Hindu, Dec 11, 2007.

"Intellectual Treason", New Humanist, vol. 120, no. 1, January 2005.

"Is India a Science Superpower?", Frontline, Volume 22, Issue 19, Sep 10 - 23, 2005.

Is there a Vedic Science? (Debate with Meera Nanda, 2004)

Includes other essays, e.g. "The Doublespeak of Vedic science by Meera Nanda, The Week, June 21, 2001 (or June 24, 2001).

Making Science Sacred. 2005.

"Postmodernism, Hindu Nationalism and `Vedic Science'", Part 1, Frontline, Volume 20, Issue 26, December 20, 2003 - January 02, 2004. Also at Mukto-Mona and Butterflies and Wheels (2003).

"Postmodernism, Hindu Nationalism and `Vedic Science'", Part 2, Frontline, Volume 21, Issue 01, January 03-16, 2004. Also at Mukto-Mona and Butterflies and Wheels (2003).

"Postmodernism, Science and Religious Fundamentalism", Butterflies and Wheels, 2003.

"Response to My Critics", Social Epistemology, Vol. 19, No. 1, January-March, 2005, pp. 147-191.

"Restoring the Real: Rethinking Social Constructivist Theories of Science", The Socialist Register 1997, pp. 302-352.

"Rush Hour of the Gods", New Humanist, vol. 123, no. 2, March/April 2008.

"Science and Hindu Nationalism: How Postmodernism Aids Vedic Science," Daniel Thorner Lecture, Maison des Sciences de I'homme, Paris, October 28, 2004.

"Spirited Away", New Humanist, vol. 121, no. 3, March 2006. Critique of Sam Harris' The End of Faith. Cited in Sam Harris (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

"The State of Ayurveda: Examining the Evidence", Butterflies and Wheels, 2003.

"Trading Faith for Spirituality: The Mystifications of Sam Harris", Metanexus Institute, 2005. Also at Butterflies and Wheels.

"Vedic Creationism in America", Frontline, Volume 23, Issue 01, Jan. 14 - 27, 2006. Also at Metanexus Institute.

"Not as Old as You Think," OPEN Magazine, 12 February 2011. See also Butterflies and Wheels & Himal.

"The Ludicrousness of ‘Taking Back Yoga’," OPEN Magazine, 26 February 2011.

About Meera Nanda

Dumain, Ralph. “Secularism, science and the Right” [Review: Nanda, Meera. The Wrongs of the Religious Right: Reflections on Science, Secularism and Hindutva. Gurgaon (Haryana), India: Three Essays Collective, July 2005. 118 pp. ISBN paper 81-88789-30-5.], Frontline [India], Volume 23, Issue 24, Dec. 02-15, 2006.

Meera Nanda Web Site (was under construction, now defunct)

Meera Nanda - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The God Market: How Globalization Is Making India More Hindu

Introduction: God and Globalization in India by Meera Nanda, Nirmukta, 29 March 2009

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall… by Meera Nanda, The Hindu, August 23, 2009

"God Has Left Politics" by Hartosh Singh Bal, Sri Lanka Guardian, December 13, 2009

"Circular reasoning" by T. Jayaraman, Frontline, Volume 26, Issue 26, Dec. 19, 2009-Jan. 01, 2010

"The Glitter In The Godliness" by William Dalrymple, Outlook, 18 January 2010

"Boom for 'God men' as new rich seek balm for the soul" by Mary Fitzgerald, The Irish Times, October 6, 2010

"India's State-Temple-Corporate Complex" by Austin Cline,, November 17, 2010.

"God is back, but won’t enter politics," The Pioneer, March 10, 2011.

"The god confusion" by Angela Saini, New Humanist, Volume 126, Issue 2, March/April 2011.

Articles from Frontline [India], 13 Oct 2013 - 2017

By Meera Nanda

Godmen’s own country, Volume 34, Issue19, September 29, 2017

Hindutva’s science envy, Volume 33, Issue18, September 16, 2016

In the name of faith, Volume 30, Issue 19, October 4, 2013

About Meera Nanda

Selling spirituality by AKSHAY DESHMANE, Volume 34, Issue 20, October 13, 2017

Intolerance unplugged by DIVYA TRIVEDI, Volume 33, Issue 20, October 14, 2016

: ‘Fight words with words’ Volume 33, Issue 20, October 14, 2016

Debate: Nationalism, then and now, Volume 33, Issue 7, April 15, 2016

Note: Links to older articles from Frontline & other web pages need to be updated.

(10/9/2006, rev. 12/6/06, 4/12/08, 1/14/10, 3/9/11, 10/29/19)

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by Ralph Dumain

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