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Ketan Alder

Ketan Alder

My research focuses on the relationship between religion and politics in modern South Asia.

In particular, my work brings history into dialogue with anthropology in order to consider Hindu devotional traditions of service and Hindu nationalism.

I am very interested in how Hinduism and Hindu nationalism relate to beef consumption, conversion, and 'love-Jihad' in modern India. Especially how non-elite actors think about these issues.

I am currently writing a monograph on the means by which Hindu nationalism emerges in everyday spaces as a conservative project of moral reform.

Explainer: what are the origins of today's Hindu nationalism?

Mar 03, 2016 00:19 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

In early February, a video claiming to show an anti-India rally being held at the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi went viral. Police entered the campus, arresting the president of the student union,...

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