Tag Archives: RSS

Fascist Ideologies: Nazi and Hindutva Swastikas

Described as "almost fascist in the classical sense", the Hindutva movement adheres to a concept of homogenized majority and cultural hegemony.

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India’s Population Explosion And Govt. Inaction

The most threatening crisis facing India is that of population explosion. But the national leadership remains indifferent despite knowing that it is stuck in a now-or-never situation.

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Indian Historiography Under Threat

The religious categories created by colonialism have been abandoned even by the British scholars. But the Modi regime, guided and controlled by the RSS, is still sticking to them with unprecedented fervor.

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India: Modi Should be Careful about the Company He Keeps

What makes the axis between the government and the RSS so problematic is not just its extra-constitutionality but the sheer incompatibility of the sangh and its ideology with a democratic, inclusive polity and society.

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India: Electoral Wins or Religious Peace?

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s soft Hindutva strategy may be electorally successful, but it risks splitting the country along deep lines of religious hostility and conflict.

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Anti-Muslim Rhetoric Flares Up in India

Are India's anti-Muslim outbursts coming from rogue politicians, or are they directed by the prime minister?

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Of India’s ‘Reagan-style’ Pakistan Strategy and the Elusive Peace

Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks more like India’s Ronald Reagan because of his strategy of “peace through strength” when it comes to Pakistan, says author Daniel Markey and warns New Delhi’s diplomatic disengagement with Islamabad could be dangerous and even counterproductive. Markey’s assessment may give credence to some of the fears in Pakistan which are reflected by Ikram Sehgal in his article down below.

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India’s Politics Without the Minorities

The penchant and proclivity for making India Hindu is not a new phenomenon in Indian political life; but until the 2014 election, it did not have the power or the heft to pose a serious challenge to the idea of India

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India’s Backdoor Hindu-Muslim Engagement

Those searching for signs of a fundamental shift in the RSS/Bharatiya Janata Party’s Muslim policy will be disappointed. But what is not in doubt is that there is an emerging view propagated by younger and more cosmopolitan leaders/activists who favor engaging Indian Muslims in a dialogue. To them this seems a good time to tap into Muslim disillusionment with the Congress and other secular parties.

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Rise of India’s Modi: Does US Really Care?

US Ambassador Nancy Powell recently resigned from her job as envoy to New Delhi. There is speculation and denial that her departure, scheduled for next month, is linked to the rise of Narendra Modi as the country’s prospective prime minister.   Mr Modi, who inspires hysterical adulation and serious apprehension among opposite sets of Indians, has so far been denied …

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