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Varsha Basheer

Varsha Basheer
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Varsha Basheer obtained her Doctorate in English Literature at the University of Kerala, India. She has been teaching English as Second Language for undergraduates and is a human rights activist working closely with organisations promoting interfaith dialogue and inclusive action. She has been engaged in academic endevours trying to focus on how misconstrued media/literary representations propagates Islamophobia and jeopardizes religious harmony in India. Her research interests include critical Media studies, Comparative Religious Studies, Religious Pluralism and Secular Modernity. She intends to pursue Post- Doctoral research in Women Studies in Religion, focused on Muslim women in India.
The 2014 elections in India brought the icon of the Hindutva Brigade Narendra Modi to power and the immediate effect was a wave of lynching of Muslims and Dalits in different northern states, in the name of Cow protection....
Every other Politician, Media Panelist and Editorial piece would claim Kashmir as an “integral part” of India, but alas every “Kashmiri” is a suspected anti national, militant or separatist. Kids as small as 13 get shot dead in Kashmir...

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