To me, this is a real question, which the people of India will answer in the coming weeks, months, and years:

Has Narendra Modi Finally Gone Too Far?

newyorker.com/news/daily-comme

India's is (1) totally expected and (2) totally devastating.

This isn't the magical moment when India embraced discrimination and hate. That's been a process. But something here seems to mark a new future where anything is possible, in all the worst ways.

We hear a lot about where Ram is believed to have been born, but what about when? I comment on that disjuncture, how the singularity of Ram's birthplace is relatively new phenomenon, and more here: caravanmagazine.in/religion/ay

27 years ago, to the day, a Hindu mob destroyed the Babri Masjid, thereby robbing all Indians of a priceless piece of their cultural heritage.

This year, what the mob began extrajudicially, the Supreme Court finished through judicial opinion. My latest -- caravanmagazine.in/religion/ay

‪Supriya Gandhi on Hindutva’s contradictions: “At once it promotes Sanskrit as a pan-Indian ideal for all, but then punishes Muslims for advancing too far in it. It seeks the prestige of science and learning while hollowing out stellar public universities.” indianexpress.com/article/opin

A must read -- This is an incredible story of an amazing woman, determined to document her nation's terrifying turn under Modi's leadership. newyorker.com/magazine/2019/12

I'm looking at maps of the Hindu Rashtra this morning, in connection with an article I have coming out later this week. So, let's take some questions. Ask about anything you want to know, from a historian's viewpoint, about the and . I'll take the first five questions.

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