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September 15, 2022
Hindu Nationalism’s Alarming Rise in the US Goes Beyond Texas
The 2019 Houston rally—where Trump and Modi rubbed elbows—wasn’t the end of Hindutva’s ascent in the United States.
August 18, 2022
Salman Rushdie Joins Indian Writers on 75 Years of Independence
Shortly before he was attacked, Rushdie joined with dozens of Indian literary artists to lament the rise of Hindu nationalism and the fragile state of the country’s democracy.
July 19, 2022
A History of the Partition Through the Eyes of Appalachian Nuns
Sisters of Mokama
, tells the story of missionaries in the Indian state of Bihar, who bore witness to the tumultuous era, offering a different way to understand the period.
July 5, 2022
The Care Workers of Rural India Are Ready to Strike
More than a million Accredited Social Health Activists, all of whom are female, were on the front lines of rural India’s Covid response. Now they are fighting for higher pay and better working conditions.
February 25, 2022
India’s Press Crackdown: The Silencing of Journalists in Kashmir
Police charged Fahad Shah, editor in chief of
The Kashmir Walla
with sedition. Under India’s anti-terrorism laws, he could face life in prison or the death sentence.
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November 8, 2021
Modi’s India Is “One of the Most Dangerous Countries for Journalists”
The police now routinely file criminal charges against journalists, including sedition charges, for the crime of reporting.
July 6, 2021
Gayatri Spivak: ‘The Subaltern Speaks Through Dying’
A conversation on the educational empowerment of rural poor in India, and the evolution of Spivak’s thinking about state and citizen.
June 2, 2021
Is Mahua Moitra India’s AOC?
The MP from West Bengal says she knows how to defeat Modi.
May 14, 2021
‘Where Are the Moderate Hindus?’
India is reeling from two deadly viruses: Covid-19 and Hindutva—a century-old far-right political ideology whose founders were directly inspired by Hitler’s Nazism and Italian Fascism.
May 12, 2021
When Lean-In Feminism Reaches the Factory Floor
Garment workers in India don’t need life-skills training. They need higher wages.