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May 16, 2004

Political Turnover in India 

posted by Scott @ 12:44 PM
Though the BJP had tempered itself of its nationalistic tendancies to some degree in recent years (and downplayed it almost completely in its reelection campaign), Congress' win last week is an enormous step in getting India back on a sane and progressive path. One good example, and one that as a student of Indian history especially pleases me, is that the BJP project of rewriting Indian history textbooks to fit their jingoistic nationlistic agenda will certainly be derailed. For assessments of what this election may mean for India's future check out everyone's two favorite India essayists, Arundhati Roy and Salman Rushdie.

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