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Hindu Nationalism on Display in India’s G20 Presidency
February 03, 2023

Hindu Nationalism on Display in India’s G20 Presidency

By Ritumbra Manuvie and Alena Kahle
The G-20 must avoid giving legitimacy to an exclusionary nation-branding project in which minorities are banished to the sidelines.

A New Entrant Complicates Electoral Equations in PM Modi’s Home State
November 24, 2022

A New Entrant Complicates Electoral Equations in PM Modi’s Home State

By Snigdhendu Bhattacharya
The Aam Aadmi Party is expected to erode the support bases of the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress in Gujarat’s upcoming election.
How, and Why, the BJP Sometimes Courts Muslim Voters
November 23, 2022

How, and Why, the BJP Sometimes Courts Muslim Voters

By Anuttama Banerji
Despite its Hindutva ideology, in some states and some elections the BJP courts Muslim voters.

India’s PM Is Perpetually in Campaign Mode
November 16, 2022

India’s PM Is Perpetually in Campaign Mode

By Kavita Chowdhury
Preoccupied with inaugurating infrastructure projects and addressing election rallies, Narendra Modi is neglecting governance and the problems confronting the people.

What’s Next for India’s Congress Party?
October 14, 2022

What’s Next for India’s Congress Party?

Nistula Hebbar, Parsa Venkateshwar Rao Jr., and Gilles Verniers discuss the leadership election and the prospects for India's main opposition party.

Modi’s UAE Stopover to Give a Fillip to the India-UAE Partnership
July 02, 2022

Modi’s UAE Stopover to Give a Fillip to the India-UAE Partnership

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
India had several reasons to seek a quick stabilization and reaffirmation of its relationship with the UAE.

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East
June 11, 2022

India Faces a Diplomatic Storm in the Middle East

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
This episode illustrates the danger facing Indian foreign policy from domestic political developments, increasingly centered on religious conflict.
Muslim Nations Slam India Over Insulting Remarks About Islam
June 07, 2022

Muslim Nations Slam India Over Insulting Remarks About Islam

By Sheikh Saaliq
Calls for a boycott of Indian goods have surfaced in some Arab countries.

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?
May 17, 2022

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?

By Grant Wyeth
Engagement with the growing Hindu community is essential for Australian politicians, but there is an obvious tightrope to walk.

India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials
May 14, 2022

India’s Supreme Court Pauses Sedition Trials

By Sudha Ramachandran
Although the Narendra Modi government said it will “re-examine” and “re-consider” the sedition law, its apparent change of heart is unconvincing.

Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges
March 15, 2022

Indian Court Upholds Ban on Hijab in Schools and Colleges

By Sheikh Saaliq
While the ban applies only to the state of Karnataka, the court ruling could set a precedent for the rest of the country.
India’s Ruling BJP Sweeps State Elections
March 11, 2022

India’s Ruling BJP Sweeps State Elections

By Kavita Chowdhury
Winning four of five state assembly elections, the party is comfortably positioned for national elections in 2024.

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