Today in Hinduphobia March 14, 2020: Disease, Disgust and Dehumanization from Katherine Mayo to “Cow-Piss” Tweets and Coronavirus

NPR’s former India producer Furkan Khan’s tweet from last year
Jim O’Neill, Chair of UK think tank Chatham House said ‘Thank God this didn’t start in India.’
Time magazine’s story on India’s response to Coronovirus now brings in the ‘cow’ trope.
Time magazine’s condescending, 1950s style ‘Third-worldism’ headline
Indian journalist Kanchan Gupta responds with some hard facts.
A twitter user challenges white supremacist media
If you disagree with me, I will call you a “fascist bully” — Borzou Daragahi after sharing a sensationalist article about India and coronavirus.
Disgust-gag humor in Indiana Jones. This is what Indian princes eat, while the white colonial woman rolls her civilized eyes.
Disgust deployment. Reza Aslan eats human brains in India in the sensationalist CNN show Believer which labeled Kashi as a “City of Death.”

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Vamsee Juluri

Vamsee Juluri

Author of Firekeepers of Jwalapuram, Part 2 of The Kishkindha Chronicles (Westland, 2020) & Media Studies Professor at the University of San Francisco.