Hindu nationalists like to cast themselves as patriots that put the country first. Their history of non-participation during the independence movement suggests that they were anything but patriots in India’s battle for freedom.
On August 5, Narendra Modi inaugurated the construction of the contested Ram Mandir. Here, we list some facts about the site and its political background.
The eminent historian’s scholarship undermines Hindutva’s project to saffronise India’s past.
If you're a writer active on social media then you probably fight off 'trolls' every day. But if you question the Hindu nationalist government of India, you find yourself dealing with an entirely unique breed of a troll.
Walter J. Lindner’s visit to a ‘Nazi-inspired’ group sparked an outcry online, with many calling for his resignation.
Lawmakers of the lower house of parliament passed the bill that excludes Muslims and contradicts an anti-immigrant accord, despite protests in three northeastern states.
The rise of majoritarianism fueled by Hindu ultra-nationalism threatens India's pluralistic, rich and diverse traditions. Muslims have become targets in India and their oppressors enjoy impunity and oxygen from the government.
Both US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have vowed to destroy "radical Islamic terrorism", while ignoring repeated crimes against Muslims. The silence from both leaders provides protection for violent Islamophobes.
The project to create tall, fair, and intelligent babies undertaken by the RSS claims to have delivered as many as 450 "custom babies" and targets thousands by 2020.
Just like a farmer will have a good yield only when he prepares the soil properly, similarly the purification of the sperm and egg is very important to produce "genius" babies, according to Hindu nationalists promoting eugenics.
India's ruling party's determination to instil a more uniform nationalism is gaining ground. The ascension of an extremist like Yogi Adityanath to the chief ministership of Uttar Pradesh is a test of India's pluralistic traditions.
Yogi Adityanath has likened Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan to an alleged terrorist. He's also said Mother Teresa was part of a conspiracy to "Christianise" India.
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