For the first time since 2001, Narendra Modi is not a candidate in an election in his home state. But while caste has returned, farmer anger runs high, and Congress is fighting back, could Gujarat’s own PM still tilt the balance? The Indian Express finds out.
Jostling for space among many slogans in this election is the promise of azadi — from hunger, from the enemy at the border, from joblessness and fear. But how has this idea changed over the years, through music and song and poetry? We count the ways.