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.
Heading for failure: shifting the burden of social development programs to business enterprises may prove to be a huge mistake by India’s national government.
India requires large enterprises to spend 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility projects. It's a bold idea, but looks doomed to fail.
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.
Gandhi spinning in the 1920s.
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The ideas of Mahatma Gandhi are currently enjoying a resurgence – but is this a consequence of our post-truth age or of something deeper?
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.
A first-time surrogate mother in Anand, India, 2013.
Surrogate mothers in developing countries are being shuffled across borders to evade a crackdown on the industry. This emerging gray market puts women at risk.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, a self-styled Indian guru, was convicted and sentenced for the rape of two of his female followers.
The Dera Sacha Sauda episode has several important questions, mostly related to the crisis of spirituality and modernity in India today.
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 people felt a moral obligation to queue up and co-operate with the ‘notes ban’ policy.
Public co-operation is not proof of trust in government. The Indian people did not trust elected politicians to represent them against top-down policymaking that caused enormous difficulties.
An activist takes part in a protest in December 2015 to mark the third anniversary of the Delhi bus gang rape.
The alleged sexual assault of a well-known actress in Kerala has sparked outrage and exposed serious gender issues at the heart of the society.
Demonetisation is just the latest example of post-truth politics at work.
Only by privileging an English-speaking, Western position can we say that 'post-truth' emerged in 2016.
The Indian government recently demonetised 86% of its country’s cash – and kicked off a logistical nightmare.
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.
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.
There's a huge gap between what India claims it can do, and what it's actually doing to bring down emissions.
Narendra Modi's visit to the UK has gone swimmingly – but the situation at home is far from placid.
A valuable handshake between defense chiefs.
The strategic implications of this agreement are far-reaching – and not just for India and the US.
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…