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Electoral democracy vs constitutional democracy: Post-poll lessons

March 12, 2022 Indian Express

Ashutosh Varshney discusses BJP's massive victory in four state elections, including UP, the biggest and most vital, he argues. Varshney asks whether India's electoral democracy, vibrant and free, is coming increasingly in conflict with India's Constitution.


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Jim Crow Hindutva (written by Ashutosh Varshney)

October 19, 2021 Indian Express

In this piece, Ashutosh Varshney makes a comparitive analysis between the historical American period known as the Jim Crow South and the current state of Hindu nationalism. 


Populism and Hindu Nationalism in India

July 6, 2021

Ashutosh Varshney recently co-authored, "Populism and Hindu Nationalism in India" which presents findings from the first-ever survey, conducted in 12 states, of populist attitudes in India.