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India’s BJP Members Voice Concern After Trump is ‘Deplatformed’
January 11, 2021

India’s BJP Members Voice Concern After Trump is ‘Deplatformed’

By Abhijnan Rej
The party's supporters worry Facebook and Twitter might come after them next.

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP
December 28, 2020

RSS vs RCEP: Explaining Hindu Nationalists’ Opposition to RCEP

By Krzysztof Iwanek
The wide array of Indian groups opposing RCEP included the Hindu nationalist organization behind the ruling party.
What a City Election in Hyderabad Says About the BJP’s National Strategy
December 08, 2020

What a City Election in Hyderabad Says About the BJP’s National Strategy

By Prashant Waikar
While the party seeks to make inroads in the south of India, it still has a significant distance to traverse.

India’s Ruling Party Narrowly Wins in Bihar
November 12, 2020

India’s Ruling Party Narrowly Wins in Bihar

By Krzysztof Iwanek
What do the Bihar elections tell us about the direction of Indian national politics?

Can the Past Be Prologue? India and Its Narratives
October 30, 2020

Can the Past Be Prologue? India and Its Narratives

By Abhijnan Rej
A new book by a former Indian spy chief raises questions about how the world should see India – and how India should see itself.

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?

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