Christophe Jaffrelot

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.

Elections and borders
Thu, Nov 08, 2018

India’s refusal to talk to Pakistan has much to do with BJP’s electoral narrative.

A new Other
Mon, Oct 22, 2018

In Gujarat, violence against migrants represents a reconfiguration of the state’s ideological repertoire.

Rhetoric and reality
Wed, Sep 26, 2018

The RSS chief’s speeches reflect an attempt to reconcile Hindutva with the Constitution

The new corruption
Wed, Sep 19, 2018

Businessman-politician nexus has undermined state’s independence, promotion of public good.

Absence on the bench
Mon, Sep 10, 2018

Except that the professionalism of the judiciary tends to decrease as one climbs down the judicial institutional ladder.

Secular and communal
Tue, Aug 28, 2018

Look closer and see how these descriptions have less to do with principle, more with contingency.

Hindu Rashtra, de facto
Sun, Aug 12, 2018

It is at once a society, civilisation, nation — and state

The dwindling minority
Mon, Jul 30, 2018

Drop in Muslim representation in legislatures is related to the rise of the BJP.

The uniform code
Fri, Jul 13, 2018

Under-representation of Muslims in police and army hurts the constitutional project of multi-cultural India

Coalition Country
Sat, Jun 23, 2018

Will India remain a civilisational-state, post 2019, or continue its march to a unitary, ethno-religious entity?

The same odd coalition
Fri, Jun 08, 2018

Anti-BJPism is propelling unlikely alliances today — just as anti-Congressism had done in the past

The segregated city
Sat, May 26, 2018

Ghettoisation and Disturbed Areas Act are dividing urban spaces in Gujarat, pushing Muslims to the edge.

A curious friendship
Wed, May 09, 2018

Shia leaders are drawing closer to the Hindutva agenda in UP under Yogi Adityanath’s chief ministership

The myth of appeasement
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Muslims face rapid socio-economic decline. Yet, any move in their favour is made to look illegitimate

The friend of my enemy
Thu, Apr 05, 2018

Iran-India ties are deepening. But resilience of Tehran-Islamabad relations could make Delhi uncomfortable.

The Karnataka model
Thu, Mar 08, 2018

The state offers an alternative trajectory based on growth, and closing of social, religious gaps.

The lure of the populists
Mon, Feb 26, 2018

Populists repudiate pluralism, for the people can only be one and they are the people. This explains their tendency to disqualify their rivals, and even reject the multiparty system of democracy.

The most Hindu of them all
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Religion was always recognised in India’s public sphere — but, unlike now, in the plural

A war of labels
Tue, Jan 09, 2018

Accounts of Dalit protests in Maharashtra are incomplete, need to be leavened by context and history.

Anxieties of the dominant
Wed, Jan 03, 2018

At the root of the insecurities of Marathas, Jats and Patels lies lack of education and employability