Special Report Indian Skeptic Assassinated, World’s First Anti-Superstition Law Passed Ryan Shaffer From: Volume 38, No. 1 January / February 2014 ShareTweet Ryan Shaffer Ryan Shaffer is a writer and historian. He has a PhD in history and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Global Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. See more articles This article is available to subscribers only. Subscribe now or log in to read this article.