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Kim, Heewon (2017) 'Understanding Modi and Minorities: the BJP-led NDA Government in India and Religious Minorities.' India Review, 16 (4). pp. 357-376.

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In the May 2014 general elections in India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the majority party. The BJP has formed a coalition with regional parties (the National Democratic Alliance), but many view the event as a “critical election,” presaging the realignment of Indian politics along Hindu nationalist values. This article reviews the approaches used to understand the BJP-led NDA government’s policies toward religious minorities and argues that far from marking a radical departure, there are more continuities than discontinuities in these policies with previous administrations.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of Religions & Philosophies
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Department of the Study of Religions
ISSN: 14736489
Copyright Statement: © 2017 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in India Review on 10 Nov 2017, available online:
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Date Deposited: 30 Sep 2017 17:48

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