Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Center for Contemporary South Asia

2019 and Populism

April 8, 2019

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In his April 6, 2019 Indian Express article, Ashutosh Varshney and his co-author, Srikrishna Ayyangar (Azim Premji University, Bangalore) analyze populism in India. Varshney and Ayyangar briefly define populism using political theory, summarize findings from the first ever survey of populism in India, and finally, examine its implications for the forthcoming elections in UP, India's largest state. Read the full article.