Ideology

Why Modi’s Hindu nationalism is a harder sell in India’s south...

By Salimah Shivji The stage was empty, but the music blared, exhorting people to vote for Rahul Gandhi, as hundreds piled into the outdoor stadium...

The absence of Ambedkarite politics and the prevalence of soft Hindutva...

By JADUMANI MAHANAND On 1 March, Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, inaugurated the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Inter-State Bus Terminus in Bhubaneswar. It was...

Hindutva makes inroads in Telangana as Congress, BRS maintain caste inequity...

After using social justice as the platform to carve out a separate Telangana, both the BRS and Congress have maintained historical caste inequities. This...

What did Vinayak Damodar Savarkar think about Dalits praying in temples...

An excerpt from ‘Savarkar and the Making of Hindutva’, by Janaki Bakhle. By Janaki Bakhle If the Sanātani community was anxious about cow slaughter or leery...

The Tyranny Will Get Worse (Caravan Magazine)

Hindutva’s consolidation of a varna autocracy is destroying the republic By HARTOSH SINGH BAL WE HAVE NEVER had an election like this before, with the people split...

Swastikas of Both Sorts: Hindu Nationalism’s Fascist Nostalgia (Quillette)

Hindu nationalism is nostalgic for a golden age that never existed, before the invasions of first the Muslims and then the British. By Anwesh Satpathy On...