Hinduism

Making Sense of Incoherent Math: The Indian Election and Diasporic Politics

How can an event be at once ordinary and extraordinary, simultaneously decisive and indecisive?  The victory of Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Indian parliamentary elections of 2014 is indeed a watershed moment; for the first time in the history of independent India, it will be ruled exclusively by a Hindu supremacist party. And yet, a careful look at the way the Modi/BJP campaign produced this victory yields a picture that can only be characterized as simultaneously ordinary and extraordinary, decisive and indecisive.

To the Hindu middle-class: Why “wait and see” won’t cut it

In 2006 and 2007, I spent several months in Ahmedabad while on a fellowship from my university in the US. During my time in Ahmedabad, I interacted with the mostly-Hindu NGO staff where I was based, residents of the largely Hindu shantytown where the NGO was working, and professors at Gujarat University. Less than five years had passed since the city had gone through its nightmare: vicious riots involving saffron-clad men entering urban neighborhoods and brutalizing, gang-raping, and burning other human beings. Some 1,500 Muslims were killed.

History of Communalism in India

History and context of how communalism grew in India (part of SAJ-LA's Gujarat Genocide event)

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Gandhi's Gujarat

Two Documentaries About the Recent Carnage in Gujarat

Perpetrator and Victim

Intervention Concepts for Civil Violence in Gujarat

Challenging the Foreign Exchange of Hate

The Campaign To Stop Funding Hate Documents the Hindutva Money Trail

Lez-ploitation in Bollywood

A Review of Karan Razdan's Girlfriend

(Ab)uses of Archaeology

The Politics of Ayodhya and the Archaeological Survey of India

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