Ashley Cohen

From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia

Ashley Cohen is an Associate Professor of English at University of Southern California Dornsife.

She works at the intersection of eighteenth-century, postcolonial, and South Asia studies. She authored a Critical edition of "Lady Nugent’s East India Journal" (published by Oxford University Press in 2014) and has articles and essays published in Eighteenth-Century Studies, Comparative Literature, The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation, Sporting Cultures, 1650-1850 (UToronto Press, 2018), and Britain’s Black Past (Liverpool UP, 2020).

As per her CV and per Google Scholar, she has published no papers or research as pertaining to Hindus, rights of Hindus, Hinduism / Hindutva, India, Islam, Dalits, Sikhs, Christians, adivasis or dissident Hindus, 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."

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