Indian Rationalist Association

Indian Rationalist Association

Indian Rationalist Association

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Indian Rationalist Association is a voluntary organisation in India whose 100,000 membersBedi, Rahul. "." The Irish Times. 2009-07-13. Retrieved on August 15, 2009 promote scientific skepticism and critique supernatural claims. It publishes books and magazines, organises seminars and lectures and its representatives regularly appear in TV and print media exposing superstitions. The Indian Rationalist Association was founded in 1949"" The New York Times, 2001-05-20. Retrieved on August 15, 2009 at Chennai (then Madras). The founding president was Dr R.P. Paranjpye (later High Commissioner of India in Australia and vice-chancellor of Bombay University). Sanal Edamaruku, well-known broadcaster and author, is its president.

The Indian Rationalist Association has branches in different states of India, with the headquarters of the association located in New Delhi. The Indian Rationalist Association took the initiative to form the Rationalist International in 1995 and organised three International Rationalist Conferences in co-operation with it.

The Australian writer Greg Egan has used the Indian Rationalist Association in his novel Teranesia.


The Indian Rationalist Association attempts to oppose superstition and pseudoscience in India. It has led media and educational campaigns debunking the Monkey-man of Delhi monster hysteria,"." The New York Times. 2001-05-20. Retrieved on August...
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