articles by Angana P Chatterji, Thomas Blom Hansen and Christophe Jaffrelot

India

India and the Indian: Inequitable majority-minority relations no longer a fringe phenomenon

The minority is now officially reconfigured as an obstacle to development, a drain on resources, an alien and socially divisive element that weakens cultural cohesion; a primitive, non-modern and unassimilable remnant of the past.