IDEOLOGY

The Hindutva ideology — distinct from that of Hinduism which stresses ideals of brotherhood and Vasudeva Kutumbakam (“Though nations might be mired in conflict, civilizations co-exist”) — was given a political by Vinayak Damodar Savarkar when he formed the RSS in 1925. To really get to the heart of India’s recent majoritarian turn, a look into the ideology that drives such hatred is necessary.

Despite crisis, Modi’s Hindutva strategy ‘increased’ mass base in society and polity

By Bhabani Shankar Nayak  Narendra Modi and his RSS brethren can qualify as masters of fake claims. There is a long lists of lies spread...

Modi Govt’s Hindutva Outlook, Inability to Rely on Science Led to Disastrous COVID Handling: CPI(M)

New Delhi: The latest editorial of CPI(M) mouthpiece People's Democracy has blamed the Narendra Modi government's "disastrous" handling of the COVID-19 pandemic to its...

Footprints of fascism in India? Encouraging violence, hatred, ‘igniting’ civil unrest

By Anhad Team A webinar, attended by close to 300 people on Zoom and Facebook, organized by Anhad to observe May 9, the day Hitler’s...

COVID in India: a tragedy with its roots in Narendra Modi’s leadership style

BY Nitasha Kaul India has set an unenviable new world record. More than 348,421 new infections were recorded on May 12, and another 4,205 deaths....

Fact-checking Modi’s India

By SONIA FALEIRO In late February, a video featuring a man in a skull cap attacking another man started to circulate on Twitter. “You can recognize...

A Report Card on the End Times Brought Upon Us by Hindutva

By Meena Kandasamy Days before his arrest on April 14, 2020 in the Bhima Koregaon case, I spoke to Anand Teltumbde. “They have destroyed the...

Assam Has a New CM – Himanta Biswa Sarma. What Does It Spell For the Future of Assam Politics?

By Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty New Delhi: After a week of uncertainty, Assam has a new chief minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma. This decision of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...

How Hindutva Politics Make India’s COVID Calamity Worse

By PRERNA SINGH “I cannot breathe.” My uncle, a physician in Delhi, recounted how the cry reverberated through the ward he was overseeing. Across the country,...

Hindutva Hell: How India was Captured by Religious Fascism and Fell Into Carnage

By Tauseef Akbar Covid-19 is ravaging India, filling up the skies with the flame and smoke of death pyres. Cries for “breath” and priceless oxygen...