Christophe Jaffrelot on Narendra Modi and Hindu Nationalism
The police is even acting directly against the minorities and the Delhi riots of 2020 showed that the police could be on their side in the street in their rioting activities. This is exactly the same in other BGP ruled states like Uttar Pradesh. Now you have indeed a kind of new shift, if you want. It's not only with the blessing of the state. It’s also with the active participation of the state.
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Christophe Jaffrelot is a director of research at Sciences Po and a professor of Indian politics and sociology at King’s College. His latest book is Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy.
Key Highlights Include
- Description of Hindutva or Hindu Nationalism
- A brief account of the RSS
- An account of the Ayodhya Temple Controversy
- Explains how Narendra Modi came to power
- Prospects for the future of Indian democracy
Modi's India: Hindu Nationalism and the Rise of Ethnic Democracy by Christophe Jaffrelot
"Toward a Hindu State" by Christophe Jaffrelot in the Journal of Democracy
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