Article on trends of the Far Right in South Asia

Posted: June 26, 2013 in articles
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Back in 2010 I wrote a Masters’ Degree thesis on the rise of the Far Right in India (and an Open Democracy article). From a Development Studies perspective, it was a contradiction as to why an economically successful and democratic post-colonial state such as India could create and sustain a massive Far Right movement. Since then, I’ve been following political developments in Burma as they try to transition towards more democratic government. The recent rise in attacks on minority groups in Burma, and the rise of Far-Right groups prompted me to write an article looking at the similarities between these movements in India, Burma, and Sri Lanka.

Far right religious nationalism is growing in South Asia. Fuelled by the experience of colonialism, the resulting internal tensions since independence, and powerful civil society movements. Read the Full article here.

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