The government’s preoccupation with “Bharat” caps a nativist surge under Modi.
"The result of all this is a national discourse that perpetually wallows in avenging past wrongs—real and constructed." Worth pondering about our own country as well.
Unfortunately Persuasion is perfectly in lockstep with the mainstream media in publishing anti-Modi stuff endlessly. I find it quite tiresome.
As far as I can tell, he seems to have a strong democratic mandate for the changes he wants to make. And even if he got everything he wanted, the position of religious minorities in India would still be a hundred times better than it is in Pakistan. But this context is always absent, which seems very dishonest to me.
The behaviours of BJP, RSS and Modi fans in India are similar to the 1990s developments in former Yugoslavia. Same type of nationalist and mythological rhetoric leading to more poverty, hate and disintegration among people.