What Professor Balu – S.N. Balagangadhara represents before us?
SN Balagangadhara hate speech should be understood how the Brahmin scholarship responding to the Dalits and other marginalized groups and their rigorous scholarship and engagement in academics.
Professor Balagangadhara is a Brahmin from Karnataka and works as a professor in the Ghent University in Belgium. He was invited for an international seminar in Hyderabad happened on 2nd and 3rd November 2015. Ironically the seminar was titled as “Enigma of Law”. In his series of speeches in two days, he spewed venom against Dalits, minorities and marginalised sections of Indian society.
In his hate speech, Balagangadhara ridiculed Dr B R Ambedkar, Muhammad and entire democratic system of India.
1. S N Balagangadhara openly said that, he is a Brahmin that is why he is speaking in that manner, he also said that if anyone calls him an RSS Man (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh) that is fine with him.
2. S N Balagangadhara at one hand claiming that he is a Brahmin and other hand he and his entire team in the seminar claims that there no caste in India.
3. S N Balagangadhara In all his hate speeches, used only the one word “Bullshit” to describe Dalit scholarship, Dalit Experience and Dalit literature. And a senior professor questioned his arrogance and nonsense, he ridiculed and asked him to read his works.
4. S N Balagangadhara said that Columbia University giving doctorates to incompetent people that is why people like Dr Ambedkar has doctorate. He abused Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar as an eccentric idiot
5. He further said that because of reservations system, only incompetent idiots are teaching in universities.
6. S N Balagangadhara said, In this entire world one cannot criticise two people, In india it is Ambedkar, And in global level it is Muhammad, if anyone criticise them, some thugs will come and beat. (But when he abused Ambedkar and Muhammed in Hyderabad no one came and beat him)
7. S N Balagangadhara said that Entire Ambedkar works are nonsensical and those who compiled that works (like Valerian Rodrigues) never read entire Ambedkar works
8. S N Balagangadhara said, there is science of culture in India, it has long history, and it encouraged independent thinking and enquiry. (So we should understand the above statements as India’s independent “science of culture)
Anyone read or heard SN Balagangadhara can add some more points to the above list. This will be helpful to understand how “Indian Studies” imagining a violent India through their works.