A Factual Response to the Hate Attack on the India Development and Relief Fund (IDRF)
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Friends of India and Authors of the Report 

Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the help of Abhay Belambe of the India Development and Relief Fund in supplying requisite factual data and answering questions about projects funded by IDRF, and other general information about IDRF.


We wish to thank Ashok Chowgule of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (India) and Hindu Vivek Kendra for directing us to resources on the vast literature on the RSS, VHP, and the history and work of Communalism Combat, Sabrang Communications, and the Forum of Indian Leftists (FOIL). We are grateful to Dr. Mihir Meghani of the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh for being a general resource person on the RSS and VHP (America), for his helpful comments, and for sharing his expert insights into the role of IDRF in disaster relief, particularly after the Gujarat earthquake.


We acknowledge the help of Prof. Kannan Raghunandan, Radcliffe Killam Distinguished Professor of Accounting, Texas A & M International University, as a consultant on the finances of non-profit organizations. We also acknowledge the help of Rajeev Srinivasan, distinguished columnist for Rediff on the Net (Rediff.com), as a general resource on Indian politics and society.


We also gratefully acknowledge the help of Mary Hicks in preparing the manuscript for publication.


In closing we are deeply grateful to all other well-wishers too numerous to name, who voiced support to IDRF in person, in various e-mail groups, and in other fora.


Contact Information: 


Narayanan Komerath. Email: narayanan@att.net 
Telephone: Home (770) 409-0843. Office (404) 894-3017.

Ramesh Rao. Email: ramesh@truman.edu
Telephone: Home (660) 627-1006. Office (660) 785-7228.

  

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