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Why did Carleton University cancel the lecture by Prof Makarand Paranjape - Parkers Legacy

Why did Carleton University cancel the lecture by Prof Makarand Paranjape

I am not super familiar with this but I took a look into it.Apparently Dr. Paranjape is a right wing Indian nationalist who expresses anti Muslim and Dalist sentimenta.This is according to assistant professor Jangam in Carleton’s history department: Jangam learned of Paranjape coming to Carleton to do a recording from twitter where Paranjape made it seem like it was a public invitation from the university itself.

The invitation was in fact a private invitation from Dr. Dehejia.Jangam learned this from Media production center after calling to about the invitation.Jangam was concerned about the use of the Carleton name being used to legitimize Paranjape political beliefs so along with the media supervisor he approached Dr. Dehejia to voice his concerns.

It was Dr. Dehejia’s decision to cancel the talk and not that of the university.Again I am not particularly familiar with what went on but this is what I was able to find.