Christophe Jaffrelot is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS, Paris, professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at King's India Institute, London, and non-resident scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He offers valuable insights on South Asian politics, particularly the methods and motivations of the Hindu right in India.
Christophe Jaffrelot, Phillip Varghese write: They are primarily Dalits and their Muslim and Christian identity is secondary, as evident in several cases of atrocities against Dalits
Aditya Sharma, Christophe Jaffrelot write: It empowers police, governments to conduct such intrusive investigations with little accountability and few legal guidelines
Christophe Jaffrelot, Jean-Thomas Martelli write: It has reduced the war to a territorial conflict between two comparable evils, invisibilising civilian resistance and diluting the responsibility of Russian aggression.
Christophe Jaffrelot writes: Freedom fighter and unionist, Jafri belonged to the tradition of progressive politics in Gujarat.
🔴 Trishali Chauhan, Christophe Jaffrelot write: Across sectors, age groups and gender, there has been an increase in joblessness, which cannot be blamed solely on the pandemic
🔴 Christophe Jaffrelot, Trishali Chauhan write: There have been small steps towards progress, although Indian women still lag behind in literacy, and gender-related violence has increased in many states
🔴 Christophe Jaffrelot, Maulik Saini write: This is a clear indication of the communalisation of the police that tends to prevail, irrespective of the ideology of the ruling party.
Christophe Jaffrelot, Vihang Jumle write: Taxing the well-off could help raise resources to deal with important issues like climate change.
Christophe Jaffrelot, Hemal Thakker write: Even though it has invested in renewable energy and announced a net-zero target, there is a gap between the announcements and the ground reality, as is evident from the promotion of coal.
Christophe Jaffrelot writes: India does not figure prominently in the EU's Indo-Pacific strategy. The Chinese challenge might change that.
Christophe Jaffrelot, Sharik Laliwala write: Recent reshuffle does not address socio-economic issues plaguing the state and has faulty electoral arithmetic, thus leaving open a window of opportunity for Opposition
Christophe Jaffrelot, Prannv Dhawan write: The recent ministerial reshuffling in Union government and stance on OBC reservation show the party’s growing investment in caste politics.
Prannv Dhawan and Christophe Jaffrelot write: It would provide up-to-date data to calibrate reservation, but threaten social justice claims of a caste-conscious compensatory discrimination regime.
Christophe Jaffrelot writes: Geopolitical trends in the region and beyond point to the difficulty of sustaining contradictory pressures in New Delhi's foreign policy
Christophe Jaffrelot writes: There are many similarities as far as the faith and tradition are concerned, but complete divergence when it comes to attitudes towards political culture.
Christophe Jaffrelot writes: Beyond this, it also illustrates the decline of reformist attitudes and resilience of caste.
The social media platform is a casualty of the government’s fear of dissent — and it’s not the only one.
Christophe Jaffrelot writes: It’s not just charisma, but also his image of ‘saintliness’ that protects him.
This episode is one more missed opportunity by both – the state and the court – to acknowledge the growing socio-economic differentiation within the dominant castes, something the leaders of these castes do not recognise either.
Among the obvious factors are hyper nationalism, concentration of power in the hands of a few and reliance on pseudo-scientific remedies.
With less than Rs 5 allocated for daily healthcare expenditure per person in its budget, Gujarat fares badly on numerous health indices.
The ongoing elections acquire significance not only because they may define the state and the country’s future, but the limits of the BJP and its Hindutva juggernaut could also be tested
Greater push towards privatisation has implications for academic freedom and diversity in education institutions. For a more just, equal educational system, the state must have a role
To solve India’s deep agrarian crisis, more public investment and government support are needed, not the new farm laws
The new rules expand the government’s already considerable control over digital entities and will likely affect freedom of expression and privacy.