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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (3): 609–620.
Published: 01 August 2020
...John Harriss Abstract In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian government, led by Narendra Modi, imposed a stringent lockdown with only four hours notice. It paid no attention to the millions of migrants who work on a temporary basis in Indian cities. Most lost their livelihoods as a result...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 556–557.
Published: 01 May 2018
... this section should have included some of the policies that were initiated by the Narendra Modi government after May 2014, as the atlas was published in 2016. There is room for improvement in this atlas. Some sections are sketchy, such as the chapter on literacy in South Asia. The author could have gone...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (3): 833–835.
Published: 01 August 2018
... hardliner Narendra Modi, secured a stunning victory. The BJP's singular breakthrough only served to remind observers of the central role coalition governments have played in the governing of the world's largest electoral democracy. Indeed, the BJP under Modi continued this trend, and governs at the helm...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 552–554.
Published: 01 May 2018
... minister, Narendra Modi, considerable political power as his party controlled a majority of seats in the Lok Sabha. Modi—with his alleged implication in anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat and his fervent advocacy of Hindu nationalism—sparked social anxiety regarding the possibility of Indian democracy being...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (3): 612–614.
Published: 01 August 2022
...: Hindutva. The first chapter of this volume recounts this early history. Jaffrelot argues that Hindutva's efficacy was limited until 2014, when the BJP, led by Narendra Modi, won sufficient seats to govern without the need for a coalition. The second chapter recounts the personal and political rise of Modi...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2016) 75 (1): 264–266.
Published: 01 February 2016
... shows that, among the four social classes identified by the Lokniti-CSDS, the poor are still the least favorably inclined towards the BJP, in spite of the Sangh Parivar social work and the “Modi wave.” Besides, Dalits have been much less seduced by Narendra Modi than any other caste group, nearly...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2023) 82 (3): 491–493.
Published: 01 August 2023
... independence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dismantled the Planning Commission, an institution that had existed since 1950. It was replaced with a new organization, the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI Aayog). However, unlike its predecessor, which had wielded vast powers to direct...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (4): 1150–1152.
Published: 01 November 2021
... Minister Narendra Modi. Examples of India's “cultural wars” include religious zealots’ efforts at the “saffronization” of history textbooks to glorify Hindu civilization's past and to “marginali[ze] Islamic and other foreign influences” on the country (p. 28). Another endeavor of the Hindutva zealots...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (4): 1076–1077.
Published: 01 November 2020
...” will hardly disappear as scholars confront new comparisons of China and India in the era of Xi Jinping and Narendra Modi associated with the world's latest, emerging populist “temporality.” ...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 557–558.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., and sharply insightful work. It took an Indian government that was bulletproof on the charge of Muslim appeasement—that of Narendra Modi's Hindu fundamentalist Bharatiya Janata Party—in partnership with the Bangladeshi regime to effect just such an exchange of the enclaves in 2015. As of May of that year...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (2): 521–522.
Published: 01 May 2020
... takedown of the so-called Gujarat economic miracle produced under the leadership of Narendra Modi—who served as the state's chief minister for a decade before becoming prime minister in 2014—lands some punches. But this part of the book lacks the focus and direct field knowledge that gives the rest...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2019) 78 (3): 705–706.
Published: 01 August 2019
... with modernity, waste has once again become the target of state intervention. As Narendra Modi launches the Swachh Bharat (Clean India) Mission, a public sanitation campaign to deliver public toilets and to clean up streets, dirt and filth continue to characterize the conditions of work and living for many...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (4): 1147–1149.
Published: 01 November 2014
... in various Indian states (pp. 95–96) and discussions of women in politics (not just Indira), especially Mamata Banerjee, Mayawati, and Naxalite women, are particularly fascinating. Shifting between levels of analysis, Bose personalizes events with these profiles and others, including Narendra Modi, Sheik...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2012) 71 (3): 593–601.
Published: 01 August 2012
... Minister Narendra Modi, a prominent leader of the Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Hazare's open admiration for Modi, who is said to have abetted the anti-Muslim riots in Gujarat in 2002, alienated him from religious minorities, with some leaders, such as the imam of Delhi's Jama Masjid...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (2): 522–524.
Published: 01 May 2021
... at a distance from the emplaced eco-social world of Kedarnath, even though Whitmore acknowledges the popularity that Narendra Modi enjoyed among paharis at the time of his research. While I am sympathetic to his assertion, drawing on the work of the scholar Daniela Berti, that the “mutual association between...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (3): 777–780.
Published: 01 August 2021
... of Sarvesh Kumar, an auto rickshaw driver whose faith in Narendra Modi's demonetization scheme is unshaken, even though it has destroyed his livelihood. Agrawal ends his book with this story, which is symbolic of the millions who will be “left behind” by India's great smartphone-enabled “digital leap forward...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (2): 301–304.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., it accounts neither for the party's inability to promote as narrowly a Hindutva agenda as many Hindu nationalists anticipated nor for its subsequent demise. Whether or not the party's latest champion, Narendra Modi, wins the prime minister's office clearly relies upon his ability to publicly put behind him...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2020) 79 (4): 1034–1040.
Published: 01 November 2020
... an avowedly Hindu nationalist party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, assumed office. In 2019, the BJP returned to power with a sweeping majority in parliament, winning 303 out of a possible 546 seats. Since then, using its parliamentary majority, the BJP...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (2): 417–421.
Published: 01 May 2013
... remain latent and at least superficially peaceful. His analysis of the power of Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rhetoric of “terrorism” in opening the way to the 2002 pogrom is masterful; we need to know more about the rhetoric—his and others'—of the return to peace. For Valiani, we need more evidence...
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Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 546–552.
Published: 01 May 2018
... Despite alterations in governments, with differing ideological colorations, no structural policy changes have taken place in either of the two issue areas. Even the current government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while adopting a markedly different stance on domestic social policies, has not pursued...