Modi and the political party he represents are adherents of Hindutva, an ideology. It is fundamentally different from the faith, Hinduism.
A panel of academic experts assess Narendra Modi's victory in the final episode of our India Tomorrow series.
India’s elections are not about policy issues. Instead, they have zeroed in on the leadership of Narendra Modi and, through him, the legitimacy of Hinduness as India’s new dominant ideology.
Text books are being rewritten and the history of caste in India questioned as ‘decolonisation’ has become the rhetoric of militant nationalism.
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.
The bonhomie between Narendra Modi and Binyamin Netanyahu is rooted in the admiration of generations of Hindu nationalists for Israel.
The recent controversy, sloganeering and protests about Sabarimala temple in the Indian state of Kerala obscure the way that the media have used stereotypes of women and caste again and again.
Before colonialism, India embraced homosexuality and gender fluidity. The Supreme Court’s repeal of a 157-year-old gay sex ban partially reclaims that history, but LGBTQ Indians still face hurdles.