This week, Donald Trump went to India to sign a new arms deal with the far-right leader Narendra Modi. And if that wasn’t bad enough, the pair remained silent as Hindu nationalists unleashed a wave of violence against Muslims — targeting their homes, businesses, and places of worship.
Thomas Crowley is a graduate student in geography at Rutgers University and author of the forthcoming book Fractured Forest, Quartzite City: A History of Delhi and Its Ridge.
Narendra Modi and Donald Trump's love fest over the weekend was sickening. It was also a reminder that our fight against the far right must be international.
Modi's right-wing party is the favorite in the almost-completed Indian elections. But the lack of a unified opposition doesn't mean left-wing dissent has disappeared.
Last week, millions of workers in India launched a general strike — a dramatic effort to combat Modi's anti-labor policies.
A new wave of protest suggests that the centuries-old struggle against the caste system in India may be entering a new phase.
An anti-caste, pro-land reform movement in Modi’s home state suggests a way forward for progressive forces in India.
Unrest in India continues to build, but its direction remains uncertain.
Fifty years after her inauguration as India's first female prime minister, Indira Gandhi still casts a long shadow over the country's politics.
Amid economic failure and a rising student movement, Indian Prime Minister Modi has turned to outright repression.
It will take worker agitation and a broad front of popular forces to chip away at Modi's power over Indian politics.
John Oliver is mad at corporations but not capitalism. It's time he channeled the spirit of Mad Max.
In India, even as prominent left parties falter, radicalism persists.
Under Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's two main tenets are clear: neoliberal orthodoxy and violent Hindu nationalism.
The Indian National Congress won't be going anywhere — but it’s never been a force for social change.
The catch-all populism of Arvind Kejriwal and the Aam Aadmi Party has proven politically expedient in India.