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The Perils and Paradoxes of Hindu Nationalism

Thursday, April 05, 2018, 04:30pm

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A talk by Amrita Basu, Professor of Political Science and Sexuality, Women's, and Gender Studies, Amherst College

Event description: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is extremely popular, despite his failure to execute economic reforms, his assault on democratic freedoms and violence against minorities. Some attribute his appeal to his appropriation of religious and political traditions embodied by Mahatma Gandhi. But if Gandhi personified nonviolence and androgyny, Modi personifies violent masculinity. How can we account of rModi's appeal? How might a gender analysis aid in resisting his dominance?

Hosted by the Institute for Research on Women's The Perils of Populism Lecture Series
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Location: Ruth Dill Johnson Crockett Building 162 Ryders Lane, New Brunswick Douglass Campus