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CPL International Briefing: The BJP and the Rise of Hindu Nationalism

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Location:
Main Library
449 Broadway
Community Room
Cambridge

In March 2018, Reuters reported that the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had appointed a committee of experts to prove that today’s Hindus are directly descended from the land’s first inhabitants many thousands of years ago, strengthening the case that ancient Hindu scriptures are fact not myth. This development is of grave concern to many in India’s Muslim community who fear that this will exacerbate the marginalization of India’s over 200 million Muslims. Join Dr. Ashutosh Varshney of Brown University for the next in CPL's International Briefing series to explore the rise of Hindu nationalism.