Ideology

There is no Fringe in Hindutva, Yesterday’s Outliers are Mainstream Today

By Smruti Koppikar There are more edifying ways to spend a Sunday evening, but a Twitter Spaces conversation piqued curiosity. It was conducted by an...

Guruji’s Lie The RSS and MS Golwalkar’s undeniable links to Nazism

By DHIRENDRA K JHA IT HAS REMAINED a long-standing puzzle whether the controversial book We or Our Nationhood Defined was authored by MS Golwalkar or was just his...

Counterview: The RSS’s age-old agenda is the same, no matter what...

By Ram Puniyani Sudheendra Kulkarni’s July 13 article on Scroll.in titled “Opinion: Bhagwat’s glasnost in RSS-Muslim ties is welcome, but can he rein in Modi and Adityanath?” fails...

How Modi’s Hindu nationalism impairs global fight against climate change

By Abhimanyu Chandra  Amid a summer bewildering in terms of climate — with the Pacific Northwest experiencing a record heat wave, data suggesting that Chicago is becoming warmer, the...

Hindutva’s wave in India

By AG Noorani  IT IS not a solitary executive act, a legislative measure or an oratorical performance that matters. What really matters is the wave...

Will Hindutva Politics Do The Trick Again?

By Partha S. Ghosh In early 2022, five states of the Indian Union, namely, Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh, will go to the...

Mohan Bhagwat ji, Who Is a Hindu and Who Is the...

By Ravi Joshi The RSS chief, Mohan Bhagwat, while speaking to members of the Rashtriya Muslim Manch (RMM) on July 4, offered some important clarifications...

Hindutva Hegemony and Future of Democratic Struggles

By Harish S Wankhede The Hindu right wing has remai­ned a reactionary force towards the Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims, students, feminists and other marginalised communities. Their...

Hindutva and Culture

By Hiren Gohain  Terry Eagleton argues in his rollicking way that there is actually little to put your finger on when high-minded scholars talk about...

Demolish, Rename, Rewrite: How BJP Changes the Past to Control the...

Post-independence Delhi was a territory engulfed by material infrastructure left behind by the British. To establish an Indian national identity, it needed to exhibit...

Sulli deals: Targeting Muslim women sexually is inked in Hindutva icon...

By Usama Hazari A few days ago, an app auctioning off Muslim women caused outrage on social media for its sadistic sexual targeting of women belonging...

Meat politics and related jurisprudence in India

The choice of what food we eat or do not eat, is both dictated by cultural choice and economics. Regimes, especially authoritarian ones impose...

How to distinguish between Hinduism and Hindutva?

Defining Hindutva Hindutva (literally “Hindu-ness”) is a modern political ideology that advocates for Hindu supremacy and seeks to transform India, a secular state, into an...