P opular cinema plays an important role when we examine the development of a society. While it is necessarily true that popular culture like cinema reflects society and its values, its ideas also leave an. . .
Demystifying Saffron S ince July 2022, a short and accessible 64-page book giving a comprehensive overview of the Rastriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been making waves. Divided into three parts, the book provides a thorough. . .
Fascism’s Spatial Geographies I n October 1922, Benito Mussolini and his National Fascist Party staged a march on Rome. Through this march, Mussolini seized power in Italy and inaugurated the first self-proclaimed fascist government in. . .
M ore and more people in India and concerned observers of the Indian political scene from across the world increasingly agree that parliamentary democracy in India is faced with a real and growing threat of. . .
From hate speech to state-led terror, resist the trajectory! T he storm triggered by the Islamophobic bigotry and derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad by well-known BJP national spokesperson Nupur Sharma and the party's Delhi media. . .
This important article first appeared in The Leaflet, April 4, 2022. The authors are Arvind Narrain, author and legal scholar; and Clifton D’Rozario, who practices law to protect the rights of workers and oppressed peoples. . .
I n a disturbing pattern, Hindu religious festivals in the past week have been used across India as pretexts to organise menacing armed marches through Muslim localities, raising slogans declaring that only those who acknowledge. . .
T he image of the yellow JCB (the brand is named after Joseph Cyril Bamford, its British founder) bulldozer has become the reigning image of India’s Hindu-supremacist fascism. BJP leaders including those heading its state. . .
A ‘Serious Biography’?  Hindu supremacist politics has systematically used its grip over political power to mainstream its histories, narratives, and heroes. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and its associated historians usually invoke India’s supposed. . .
T he saffron brigade's hate-spreading mechanism has now taken the form of websites and applications designed to spread communal hatred and casteism. In addition, it is the right-wing's agenda to make public spaces, both online. . .