The government’s use of the Hindi word for ‘India’ revives debates over whether Hindi should be the national language – and reopens some old wounds.
The move to rename India as ‘Bharat’ is part of a push by the Hindu nationalist right to create an ideologically pure state that in reality never existed.
The Indian prime minister’s rhetoric strayed a long way from reality.
The Indian central government has done little thus far to quell the ongoing ethnic violence in the state of Manipur.
In this podcast, @michellegrattan and @amandadunn10 discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit and his rock-star welcome, The Voice, and the G7 and Quad meetings in Japan
The scion of India’s pre-eminent political dynasty is accusing the prime minister of undermining the country’s democracy.
Seventy five years after his killing, Gandhi’s image is under scrutiny, but the Indian government likes to use it for political gain.
For 6 months farmers in India have been protesting new laws which could destroy their livelihoods, but still the government is refusing to back down.
This is a transcript of episode 15 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, which includes a story on the discovery of microscopic fungi at the world’s largest seed bank.
After an Indian politician disparaged a woman for her lack of morals because she was wearing ripped jeans, an online protest erupted, reviving the original protest-culture of the ripped jean.
India’s farmers have been protesting for months. An expert on India’s agricultural sector explains why governments in the past have paid heed to their demands.
While a lighthearted dating show, can Indian matchmaking get away with not exploring the turbulent politics of caste oppression and violence against Muslims in India?
The Modi boom was built on sand – and now the tide has come in.
Indian student protests suggest Indian universities have successfully educated youth to participate and lead in public life. For exercising this right, students have been beaten and detained.
India’s updated citizenship act violates its constitution by allowing discrimination on religious grounds.
India’s Modi government has used populist rhetoric to scare the public and turn Kashmiri Muslims into symbols of terrorist violence. The news media in India seems to be following along.
A spatial analysis of India’s election results shows a unique geographical footprint of the BJP vote and how its recent progression follows obvious geographic patterns.
Narendra Modi’s BJP views NGO activists as defiant because they challenge conventional notions of power, social structures and hierarchies that conflict with the idea of Hindu majoritarianism.
India’s re-elected Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a victory speech that presented himself as a selfless and humble ascetic. This vision goes far to promote a Hindu nationalist ‘new’ India.
A panel of academic experts assess Narendra Modi's victory in the final episode of our India Tomorrow series.