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Hindutva peril

The inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya has dashed any hope for India’s 200 million Muslims to feel safe in what they formerly believed was their country too. The Human…

Hindutva across borders

The globe is currently seeing the rise of the Hindutva ideology of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is gaining attention for its influence on…

Limits and new frontiers of Hindutva

In a TV debate on the controversy surrounding the Varanasi-based Gyanvapi Mosque and Kashi Vishwanath Temple on May 27, Nupur Sharma, a central spokesperson of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party…

UnVeiled, UnMasked, UnPlugged Indian Hindutva

Alone. Hounded. Sledged. Mobbed. Harassed. Heckled. Jeered. Harrowed. Threatened. Sieged. Terrorized. And many more. This is a sample of what happened to a girl student Muskan Khan in Karnataka, India,…

Saudi Ramazan TV dramas invite scrutiny of Israel ties

Two Ramazan television dramas on a Saudi-controlled network have stirred controversy as they test public perceptions of quietly warming relations between the Gulf kingdom and Israel. Arab states including Saudi…

Genocide of TVs

t was a classic case of killing the messenger because they didn’t like the message. The messenger was the television sets that belonged to Indians in India and the message…

How to dismantle Hindutva?

THERE is no reason to believe that Hindutva cannot be defeated, or dismantled, as a group of intellectuals and academics have come together to attempt. Hundreds of intellectuals from around…

Politics in the age of TV

THE angry politician is back on television. Last week, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was released from jail after the Islamabad High Court allowed him bail. Since his release, he has been giving television…

Hindutva hazard

The rise of the Sangh Parivar – Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its affiliate organizations – in India has unhinged two largely stable equilibria of co-existence in South Asia: a)…

Countering Hindutva

Hindutva has permeated Modi’s India. Politics, medicine, social activities, and media all are deeply infected by a nostalgic need to restore the lost glory of Hindu supremacy through an exclusionist…