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India’s Ruling National Democratic Alliance Is No Longer Quite ‘National’
October 08, 2020

India’s Ruling National Democratic Alliance Is No Longer Quite ‘National’

By Krzysztof Iwanek
India’s ruling party, the BJP, has hardly any alliances worth the name left – but it may manage without it.

Judged by the Cover: Remembering the Controversy Around Jaswant Singh’s Book on Jinnah
September 30, 2020

Judged by the Cover: Remembering the Controversy Around Jaswant Singh’s Book on Jinnah

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The 2009 scandal around “Jinnah. India-Partition-Independence” shows how history remains crucial for India’s ruling party.
Indian Court Acquits All Accused in the 1992 Destruction of a 16th Century Mosque
September 30, 2020

Indian Court Acquits All Accused in the 1992 Destruction of a 16th Century Mosque

By Abhijnan Rej
The contentious Ayodhya verdict is likely to further aggravate Hindu-Muslim relations in India.

Reckoning With India’s Illiberal Turn – Or Buyer’s Remorse?
September 30, 2020

Reckoning With India’s Illiberal Turn – Or Buyer’s Remorse?

By Abhijnan Rej
India's decision to force Amnesty India to shut down is being decried as a further example of India’s growing illiberalism, a phenomenon with complex causes.

US Wing of India’s BJP Registers as a ‘Foreign Agent’
September 11, 2020

US Wing of India’s BJP Registers as a ‘Foreign Agent’

By Abhijnan Rej
In the recent years, India’s ruling party has aggressively used the diaspora to promote Modi’s often-controversial policies.

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?
September 01, 2020

What Can the Imbalance in the BJP’s National vs Regional Popularity Tell Us?

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The BJP supplies 55 percent of lawmakers in the federal Parliament but just 31.6 percent in state legislatures.

How Will COVID-19 Impact the BJP’s Electoral Chances?
May 19, 2020

How Will COVID-19 Impact the BJP’s Electoral Chances?

By Aditi Dayal
The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the political dynamics in India -- how much will it matter?
How India Got Here
May 01, 2020

How India Got Here

By Neelanjan Sircar
Narendra Modi’s second term has coincided with the implementation of his party’s Hindu nationalist agenda. What is driving this?

The Latest Weapon Against Assam’s Muslims: Forced Evictions
March 05, 2020

The Latest Weapon Against Assam’s Muslims: Forced Evictions

By Angshuman Choudhury and Suraj Gogoi
A new land rights regime in Northeast India’s Assam threatens the existence of ethno-religious minorities.

The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi
February 12, 2020

The Second Death of Mahatma Gandhi

By Angel L. Martínez Cantera
The same ideology that assassinated Gandhi is defaming his legacy en route to reshaping India’s socio-political past, present, and future.

Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?
January 31, 2020

Is India Becoming an Elected Autocracy?

By Prabhash Ranjan
Looking at recent events in India through the lens of How Democracies Die.
The BJP and the Opposition in India: Between Narrative and Numbers
January 03, 2020

The BJP and the Opposition in India: Between Narrative and Numbers

By Niranjan Marjani
Numbers alone can’t keep the BJP out of power; a compelling alternative narrative is needed.

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