Meera Nanda

is a biologist and the author of Breaking the Spell of Dharma and other Essays (2003) and Prophets Facing Backward: Postmodernist critiques of science and Hindu nationalism in India (2004).


Today’s generation of middle class Indians are discarding the secular-humanist version of Hinduism that appealed to an earlier generation of elites and opting for a more overt religiosity. Meera Nanda asks what lies behind the Hinduisation of the Indian public sphere.

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