Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s government has been quick to stifle any perfunctory voices of concern from outside India about rising Hindu nationalism. Photo: AFP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s government has been quick to stifle any perfunctory voices of concern from outside India about rising Hindu nationalism. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s government has been quick to stifle any perfunctory voices of concern from outside India about rising Hindu nationalism. Photo: AFP
Shyam Tekwani
Opinion

Opinion

Shyam Tekwani

As India enters 2021, Narendra Modi’s Hindutva project is on a roll

  • Putting aside the challenges it faced this year, Modi’s government is forging ahead to rescript the idea of India around the myth of a supreme Hindu race
  • The resurgence of Chinese clout on the global stage has been a boon for India and Hindutva as other countries seek defence and economic ties with New Delhi

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s government has been quick to stifle any perfunctory voices of concern from outside India about rising Hindu nationalism. Photo: AFP Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s government has been quick to stifle any perfunctory voices of concern from outside India about rising Hindu nationalism. Photo: AFP
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi’s government has been quick to stifle any perfunctory voices of concern from outside India about rising Hindu nationalism. Photo: AFP
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Shyam Tekwani

Shyam Tekwani

Shyam Tekwani is a professor at the Daniel K Inouye Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies, Honolulu, where he specialises in political violence, terrorism and counterterrorism, security dynamics of South Asia, and the role of media in security.