Mahatma Gandhi with Lord and Lady Mountbatten, 1947.
As the British Empire became an unaffordable burden, planning for India's independence quickly ran into trouble.
Narendra Modi has described his electoral victory in India as divine.
For decades, India's Hindu and Muslim populations have been at odds, and it comes down to more than just religion.
Officials check an electronic voting machine.
EPA/Raminder Pal Singh
Election results almost always come with conspiracy theories attached, but India's latest round of recriminations goes deeper than usual.
Narendra Modi's government is drumming up war hysteria on the eve of crucial state elections. The gathering storm threatens India's increasingly beleaguered democracy.
A poster of Hindus for Trump, which shows Donald Trump in a ‘yogi’ pose.
HIndus for Trump
A recent poster displayed Donald Trump with the Indian spiritual symbol of 'om.' Here is the problem:
The Indian government risks a serious escalation of violence if the Pakistani government and militant groups in that country respond with even more attacks.
As the latest attack on an Indian army camp shows, India's shift in policy from strategic restraint to preemptive self-defence is a serious gamble.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta address a news conference at State House in Nairobi.
Narendra Modi’s first trip to Africa has widely been heralded as a success, but his brand of diplomacy has left the most pressing issues for the continent unaddressed.
Pressing on: Narendra Modi.
While Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist government can take heart, the political landscape is fragmenting along caste, religious and ideological lines.
Indigo, pink, saffron: colour for India isn't just for throwing. It's political, too.
The flag of the Indian National Congress.
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Hindu nationalists may be in government, but they'll never have a monopoly on India's civic religion.
Narendra Modi's visit to the UK has gone swimmingly – but the situation at home is far from placid.
Kashmiri lawmaker Sheikh Abdul Rashid after an attack by activists from hardline group Hindu Sena.
Attacks on Muslims for eating beef have raised tensions in India.
A politically charged 2011 work called ‘Do not urinate’ by photographer Vivek Vilasini, part of the exhibition ‘Docu Tour’ at BMB gallery in Mumbai.
Courtesy of artist: Vivek Vilasini
Indian artists and thinkers may start thinking twice about using religion in their creative output.
Aam Admi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal addresses supporters after a landslide win of historic proportions in the Delhi state election.
A taste of the unpredictable, raucous world of Indian politics came to the Adelaide Oval as India played Pakistan in their Cricket World Cup showdown. In front of me was an India supporter wearing a Modi…