Ethnic nationalism in India - Charlotte THOMAS - 14/11/2018


Le Centre de civilisation française et d’études francophones de l’Université de Varsovie et le Centre de recherches internationales SciencesPo vous invitent à la conférence dans le cadre du cycle

Nationalisme et sentiments nationaux

le 14 novembre, 16h45

Ancienne Bibliothèque Universitaire (Campus Central UW), salle 115

Charlotte THOMAS (CERI SciencesPo, NORIA research network)

Ethnic nationalism in India

(conférence en anglais)


The election of Narendra Modi as Prime Minister of India in 2014 put a hardliner Hindu nationalist at the head of the Indian Union. This lecture will present the content of this ethnic nationalism that should not be conflated with Indian nationalism, its secularist and inclusive version. Three dimensions of the Hindu nationalism will be explored: the historical context of its emergence, its ideology and its social and political impact on Indian society.

Charlotte Thomas holds a PhD in political science. She is the head of the South Asia Program of Noria, a researchers’ network in which she also coordinates the Observatory of South Asia ( Dr Thomas has taught political science and urban studies at Sciences Po Lille and Sciences Po Paris. A Postdoc Fellow at CERI Sciences Po for the Observatory of Religion (CNRS, Ceri, EPHE) she is currently a Junior Visiting Fellow at the IWM in Vienna. Her research deals with the political dynamics of the Indian Muslim minority (Gujarat, Kashmir, Hyderabad). Her book Pogroms et violence : les musulmans dans l’Inde contemporaine was published in September 2018 at Karthala Editions.


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