Apoorvanand

Apoorvanand

Apoorvanand teaches Hindi at the University of Delhi. Writes literary and cultural criticism.

India

The new citizenship bill and the Hinduisation of India

A new bill which seeks to grant citizenship only to non-Muslim immigrants is an attack on India's secular character.

The new citizenship bill and the Hinduisation of India

Bharatiya Janata Party

Why India's BJP wants to rekindle the Babri mosque dispute

The BJP fears loss of popularity so much that it feels the need to ignite another communal conflict to stay in power.

Why India's BJP wants to rekindle the Babri mosque dispute

India

How a letter by a Catholic archbishop incensed India's BJP

Archbishop Couto's letter should be seen in the context of growing anti-minority sentiment in India.

How a letter by a Catholic archbishop incensed India's BJP

India

How India's institutions are failing Muslims

Today being Muslim in India is harder than ever before.

How India's institutions are failing Muslims

India

What India's BJP lost in the Gujarat elections

The ruling BJP's narrow win in Gujarat shows that all is not lost for the opposition.

What India's BJP lost in the Gujarat elections

Human Rights

What is behind India's epidemic of 'mob lynching'?

Is the spate of 'mob lynchings' in India really just a spontaneous expression of mob anger?

What is behind India's epidemic of 'mob lynching'?

India

India is fast becoming a one-party state

The BJP is indulging in polarising campaigns to win elections, including municipal ones, as opposition parties shrink.

India is fast becoming a one-party state

Asia

Umbrella politics of Hindutva

Hindu nationalism is dominating India by smothering minorities and encroaching on regional Hindu traditions.

Umbrella politics of Hindutva