A flag with the Hindu ‘Om’ symbol held by supporters of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
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This is a transcript of part two of The Anthill's podcast series, India Tomorrow, on the politics of Hindu natonalism.
The second part of this series from The Anthill podcast looks at the trajectories of Hindu nationalism in India.
Election campaign items for sale in Delhi.
Listen to academics from around the world in this seven-part podcast series on India ahead of the 2019 Indian elections.
India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi.
This is a transcript of part one of The Anthill's podcast series, India Tomorrow, on fake news and information wars.
An anti-corruption protest by members of the Indian National Congress Party in October 2018.
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When India goes to polls in 2019, the incumbent BJP government will have much to answer about its record on accountability.
Students protest the citizenship bill in Guwahati, Assam.
At the point of independence, Indian citizenship law was a matter of residency, not religion or ethnicity. That could be about to change.
Maratha Kranti Morcha, a rallye for Marathi castes demanding respect of their rights in Mumbai last year.
India is not able to do away with its caste politics. It has been apparent in the dramatic turn of Narendra Modi's regime to woo lower castes through multiple policy measures.
Assumptions, authoritarianism and errors are just a few of the ways in which the world could be confronted by a nuclear disaster, physicist and disarmament expert MV Ramana suggests in his book reviews.
A nuclear physicist and disarmament expert recommends reading on nuclear disasters, weapons, authoritarianism and climate change.
The leaders of Turkey and India have plenty in common.
A Muslim bride waits to take vows that could be instantly broken via SMS.
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India's Supreme Court could soon rule to abolish "triple talaq", a practice that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantaneously and discriminates against women.
Members of the
Hindu Yuva Vahini, a far-right vigilante group in Uttar Pradesh state, India.
In India, a series of vicious attacks by 'cow vigilantes' signals that Hindu extremism is on the rise.
Officials check an electronic voting machine.
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Election results almost always come with conspiracy theories attached, but India's latest round of recriminations goes deeper than usual.
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.
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.
Modi rallies the troops in Assam.
Four Indian states will soon decide just how strong Narendra Modi's government will be.
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.
Narendra Modi’s campaign tactic was to promise he could replicate Gujarat’s success across all of India.
India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, won in a landslide off the back of a campaign that very much focused not only on his personality, but also on his success as Gujarat’s chief minister for more…
Narendra Modi’s mandate, crossing caste, region, gender and demography, will make him one of the most powerful prime ministers in Indian history.
India’s election, which was won convincingly by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), revolved around only one man: India’s next prime minister, Narendra Damodardas Modi. Modi represents a fascinating turning…
Kashmir is one of many foreign policy challenges facing India’s new government.
In the coming days, India’s new prime minister, Narendra Modi, will have to set out exactly how he plans to fix the economy and address many domestic issues. But politics doesn’t stop at the border. Modi’s…
Narendra Modi has sent out mixed messages on women’s rights.
Narendra Modi’s BJP has won a massive election victory in India – the first time any party has secured an outright majority since the Congress Party won in 1984 after the assassination of Indira Gandhi…