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T.J. Joseph

Book Extract: Kerala Professor Whose Hand Was Cut Off By Religious Fanatics Recounts His Harrowing Tale

Sep 21, 2021 T.J. Joseph

Muslim fundamentalists chopped off Prof T J Joseph's hand on charges of blasphemy in 2010. In this excerpt, he recounts how the Church too let him down.

'I Don’t Hate My Attackers Like I Don’t Hate The Axe They Used To Chop My Hand': TJ Joseph

Sep 20, 2021 Thufail PT

Kerala professor TJ Joseph, whose hand was chopped off by Islamic fanatics, speaks about his autobiography ‘A Thousand Cuts,’ why he doesn’t hate his attackers and how he hopes for a better tomorrow.


'It Is The Duty Of A Doctor To Heal'

'A doctor incarcerated for a long period may end up like Dr. Manette in Charles Dicken’s novel ‘A Tale of Two Cities’, who forgot his profession and even his name in the Bastille'

In God's Own Country

Nov 23, 2010 Shrideep Biswas

The communal equilibrium in Kerala is under increasing threat from the progressive radicalisation of the Popular Front of India (PFI) and its cognate groups.


Legitimising Fundamentalism

A highly irrational act — of sacking the lecturer whose hand was brutally hacked — is sought to be imbued with legal respectability and given a communal character

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