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Milan Vaishnav on Hindu Nationalism in Power
In this conversation of our Talk at the Library series, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Senior Fellow and South Asia Program Director Milan Vaishnav discussed India’s current state of democracy, the rise of Hindu nationalism, and religious minorities’ place in the Indian society. How is the nature of citizenship determined in India? What inequalities do minorities in India experience? And when and why has religion become such a salient social cleavage?
Asia Society Switzerland Outreach and Communications Manager Rebecca Farner moderated the discussion.
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Milan Vaishnav is Senior Fellow and Director of the South Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) in Washington, D.C. His primary research focus is the political economy of India. He is the author of When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics and host of Grand Tamasha, a weekly podcast on Indian politics and policy. Before joining Carnegie, he worked at the Center for Global Development, where he served as a postdoctoral research fellow, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an adjunct professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University and has previously taught at Columbia and George Washington Universities. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University.