Virtual event with K.S. Komireddi, MALEVOLENT REPUBLIC: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE NEW INDIA

Please join us for a virtual event with K. S. Komireddi as he presents his book Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India, Saturday, April 10, at 4 PM on the WBW YouTube channel!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCcQqlhbPwo_YfzIBsh9lleA

After decades of imperfect secularism, presided over by an often corrupt Congress establishment, Nehru's diverse republic has yielded to Hindu nationalism. India is collapsing under the weight of its own contradictions.

Since 2014, the ruling BJP has unleashed forces that are irreversibly transforming the country. Indian democracy, honed over decades, is now the chief enabler of Hindu extremism. Bigotry has been ennobled as a healthy form of self-assertion, and anti-Muslim vitriol has deluged the mainstream, with religious minorities living in terror of a vengeful majority. Congress now mimics Modi; other parties pray for a miracle.

In this blistering critique of India from Indira Gandhi to the present, Komireddi lays bare the cowardly concessions to the Hindu right, convenient distortions of India's past and demeaning bribes to minorities that led to Modi's decisive electoral victory. If secularists fail to reclaim the republic from Hindu nationalists, Komireddi argues, India will become Pakistan by another name.

KS (Kapil Satish) Komireddi was born in India, and educated there and in England. His commentary, criticism, and journalism – from South Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East – have appeared, among other publications, in The EconomistThe New York Times, The Washington PostThe Los Angeles TimesThe GuardianThe New Statesman, The SpectatorTIME, Foreign Policy, and The Jewish Chronicle.

Please join us for this intriguing and informative virtual event, Saturday, April 10, 4 PM, on the WBW YouTube channel! Mr. Komiredd will be available to answer questions after his presentation. You may post you questions in the chat box on the YouTube channel.

 

Event date: 
Saturday, April 10, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Event address: 
607 Trolley Square
Salt Lake City, UT 84102
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Published: Hurst & Co. - September 1st, 2020

After decades of imperfect secularism, presided over by an often corrupt Congress establishment, Nehru's diverse republic has yielded to Hindu nationalism. India is collapsing under the weight of its own contradictions.