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Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek

Krzysztof Iwanek is a South Asia expert and the head of the Asia Research Centre (War Studies University, Poland)

Krzysztof Iwanek writes for The Diplomat’s Pulse and Asia Life sections. He is the chair of the Asia Research Centre at the War Studies University in Warsaw and a South Asia expert. From 2014 to 2016 Krzysztof taught Hindi at the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Republic of Korea. He holds two MA degrees: in History and in South Asian Studies, and a PhD in Cultural Studies.
His main area of interest is contemporary Indian politics and political ideologies. He has also co-authored a book titled Indie. Od kolonii do mocarstwa. 1857-2013 (“India. From a Colony to a Power. 1857-2013″) with Adam Burakowski.
He tweets at @Chris_Iwanek
Posts by Krzysztof Iwanek
April 06, 2020

A Splendid Lack of Isolation: Indian Writers in the Global Mainstream

By Krzysztof Iwanek
While the circle of English-writing authors still behaves as an exclusivist club, some Indian authors have managed to join it.

March 30, 2020

Why India’s Ruling Party Is Cultivating the Memory of Deendayal Upadhyaya

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Upadhyaya’s Integral Humanism looms large over today’s BJP.
March 19, 2020

Virtually There: Visit These Indian Museums Online During the Global Lockdown

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Here are some suggestions on which Indian museums you can explore from the safety of home.

March 17, 2020

Gairsain’s Uphill Task: Uttarakhand’s Plan for Two Capitals

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The little-known Indian town of Gairsain will be a ground of an experiment in shared governance.

March 02, 2020

Sultans on Wings: The Symbolism of Weapon Names in India and Pakistan

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Religion and history are central to how both sides name some of their key platforms and equipment.

February 12, 2020

India’s Common Man With a Common Mandate: Arvind Kejriwal’s Image Shift

By Krzysztof Iwanek
In Delhi, Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party has just defeated Modi’s BJP. But this is not the same Arvind Kejriwal we knew before.
February 10, 2020

Raisina Rising: India’s Biggest Diplomatic Event Is Gaining Repute

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The Raisina Dialogue does not represent "India's World" yet. But it surely displays New Delhi’s aspirations.

February 03, 2020

Meeting the Drivers of India’s Growth

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The goods trucks symbolize a part of contemporary India as such, with all its strengths and weaknesses.

January 28, 2020

On the Right Track in India: The BJP’s Ideological Drive Makes Perfect Sense

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The BJP is in the right position and at the right time to push its agenda. 

January 27, 2020

Growing Iranian Influence in Kargil: Next Irritant for Tehran-New Delhi Relations?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Iranian influence persists in a remote part of India.

January 01, 2020

Does India Gain Anything From the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Any benefits from the SCO are cancelled out by the presence of China and Pakistan.
December 12, 2019

What Does the Maharashtra Crisis Mean for India’s Ruling Party?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
Is the Bharatiya Janata Party not as invulnerable as once thought?

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