Book Launch and Panel Discussion: 'Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India' edited by Angana Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot

Book Launch and Panel Discussion: 'Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India' edited by Angana Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot
Christophe Jaffrelot, Anjali Mody, Hilal Ahmed, Sudha Pai, Gilles Verniers
Friday, 26 April 2019 Add to Calendar 2019-04-26 18:00:00 2019-04-26 18:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Book Launch and Panel Discussion: 'Majoritarian State: How Hindu Nationalism Is Changing India' edited by Angana Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen, and Christophe Jaffrelot The book launch and panel discussion is jointly organised by Centre for Policy Research, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Centre de Sciences Humaines and HarperCollins India. Panellists: Christophe Jaffrelot - Author and Research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS (Paris) Anjali Mody - Journalist Hilal Ahmed - Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies Sudha Pai - Former Professor of Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University Gilles Verniers - Assistant Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University About the event This collection of essays traces the ascendance of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India. The contributors explore how Hindutva ideology has permeated the state apparatus and formal institutions, and how Hindutva activists exert control over civil society via vigilante groups, cultural policing and violence. The panel will unpack the issues raised in this book and debate the changing face of Indian identity.  RSVP for the event: president.cpr@cprindia.org. Alliance Française de Delhi, Auditorium
6:00 pm
Alliance Française de Delhi, Auditorium
Part 1: Book Launch and Discussion
Part 2: Q&A

The book launch and panel discussion is jointly organised by Centre for Policy Research, Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Centre de Sciences Humaines and HarperCollins India.

Panellists:

  • Christophe Jaffrelot - Author and Research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS (Paris)
  • Anjali Mody - Journalist
  • Hilal Ahmed - Associate Professor, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies
  • Sudha Pai - Former Professor of Political Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Gilles Verniers - Assistant Professor of Political Science, Co-Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

About the event

This collection of essays traces the ascendance of Hindu nationalism in contemporary India. The contributors explore how Hindutva ideology has permeated the state apparatus and formal institutions, and how Hindutva activists exert control over civil society via vigilante groups, cultural policing and violence. The panel will unpack the issues raised in this book and debate the changing face of Indian identity. 

RSVP for the event: president.cpr@cprindia.org.


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