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

Varshney in the Indian Express: A Different Ram Navami

April 18, 2023

In his April 8, 2023 Indian Express column, "A Different Ram Navami", Aushutosh Varshney and co-author Bhanu Joshidiscuss the communal riots during Ram Navami that India has experienced the past two years. Using the data set on Hindu-Muslim conflict that Varshney and Steven Wilkinson (Yale) created, they address the question, was Ram Navami associated with violence in the past, or is this a new emerging trend? Read the full article.