Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism is Changing India

01 March, 2019

Angana P Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot (eds)

This book of essays examines the growth of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India, focussing on the tenure of the current BJP government, which came to power in 2014. The authors argue that the ruling party’s agenda of creating a majoritarian state has permeated every sphere of public life, including civil society, the media and the judiciary, and this has resulted in violence based on caste, gender and religion, and a clampdown on dissent.

Hurst, 472 pages, £45