Narenda Modi, Prime Minister of India, rules in the name of hindutva or Hindu Nationalism. His party’s shared vision for India has resulted in massive violence between Muslims and Hindus, as it did during his rule as Chief Minister in Gujarat. Most recently, Modi’s values of Hindu strength have led to the recent decision to abolish Kashmir’s autonomous status, a massively popular endeavor both in India and within its diaspora.
Joining the program to explain the origins of hindutva, the rise of Modi’s BJP party, and its implications for Indian foreign relations, is Anand Yang, Professor of History and International Studies at the University of Washington.
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