Watson Institute at Brown University
Public Policy

Young Indians helped put Modi in power. Can he count on them again?

Professor Ashutosh Varshney comments on young people's willingness to vote for Narendra Modi in India's election. "In 2014, Modi undoubtedly represented hope...In 2019, Modi represents a mixture of fear and hope — fear that the state would punitively hurt and repress those who dissent and disagree, and hope for those who still think he can take India higher."

May 6, 2019 The New York Times