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The Long March of Hindutva in Karnataka
Karnataka's recent spate of anti-minority policies must be seen as the logical development of social, cultural and political processes over several decades, which have created a Hindu samaj in…
How India’s Courts have Helped Escalate Hindutva Claims on Mosques
Rather than dismissing them under the Places of Worship Act, 1991, courts often allow petitions against mosques to fester, thus helping Hindutva politics.
The Flawed Logic of the Karnataka Hijab Ban
The Karnataka hijab ban does not advance the autonomy of Muslim women. Rather, it narrows the avenues available for them to question and resist community norms.
Hindu Spiritualism for a Neoliberal Age
The rise of tele-gurus signals a Hindu spirituality that resonates with the language of global capitalism, political Hindutva, and cultural consumption.
Surya Prakash Upadhyay
In Good Conscience
Instead of seeing the different worlds in India as invaluable resources from which we can learn and which we can draw on to build a better nation, our state sows suspicion among us about each other.
Peter Ronald deSouza
Mimetic and aspirational groups, only loosely connected to the BJP and the RSS, are propelling the growth of Hindutva in north India. They draw impunity from communalised forms of caste assertion and…
Vishal Singh Deo
Akram Akhtar Choudhary
A Nava Karnataka as Part of ‘New India’
Karnataka’s land reforms and creative backward-caste alliances in the 1970s and 1980s broke the dominance of landed castes and spurred innovative development programmes. Today, the state is forsaking…
A R Vasavi
India: From the World’s Largest Democracy to an Ethnocracy
The principle that Hindus can rule and marginalise others has firmly established itself beyond the BJP and the RSS. This emerging ethnocracy in India draws on electoral victories and legislative…
The Intrinsic Limits of Hindutva as an Ideology of the Indian State
The BJP has built an electoral juggernaut but the mishandling of the pandemic has shown that Hindutva as an ideology is a handicap in the running of a modern state. The challenge to the BJP will come…
Peter Ronald deSouza
The Supreme Court Needs to Step in to Stop Mob Lynchings
The Supreme Court has a duty to enforce its 2018 judgement against lynchings and mob violence. Its failure to do so emboldens majoritarian governments and vigilantes alike.