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Development economist obsessed with politics, films and bad television. Left-liberal, secular. He/him.
Mar 16 10 tweets 34 min read
How the BJP Shapes it's Desired Alternate Realities: ''Love Jihad'', ''Forced Conversions'', and ''Hindus under threat'', PART ONE,

pp.47-53, "The Art of Conjuring Alternate Realities: How Information Warfare Shapes Your World," @ShivamShankarS @iam_anandv

#ConradsReads How the BJP Shapes it's Desired Alternate Realities: ''Love Jihad'', ''Forced Conversions'', and ''Hindus under threat'', PART TWO,

pp.54-60, "The Art of Conjuring Alternate Realities: How Information Warfare Shapes Your World," @ShivamShankarS @iam_anandv

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Mar 15 9 tweets 32 min read
"The Two Faces of Kashmir: One Troubled, the Other Peaceful", A travelogue from the 1970s,

pp.298-300, "Kashimir", Ramchandra Guha in "Re-forming India: The Nation Today", Niraja Gopal Jayal,

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Mar 14 11 tweets 37 min read
Fortress Europe: How Europe responded to previous migration crisis, PART ONE,

pp.415-421, "How to be a Liberal", @IanDunt

#ConradsReads Fortress Europe: How Europe responded to previous migration crisis, PART TWO,

pp.422-423, "How to be a Liberal", @IanDunt

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Mar 13 9 tweets 32 min read
Does Political Reservation in Village-level Govt Benefit Dalits: 5 results from Bihar,

pp.99-103, "Last Among Equals: Power, Caste and Politics in Bihar's Villages", @sharanidli

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Jan 13 8 tweets 2 min read
1/10 If you look what the “nation” part of “nation-state” actually means then the idea that any nation state inherently or automatically should have a right to exist becomes more than a little questionable under a lot of circumstances.

Cambridge Dictionary has two definitions: 2/10 a) a country, especially when thought of as a large group of people living in one area with their own government, language, traditions,

b) a large group of people of the same race who share the same language, traditions, and history, but who might not all live in one area
Jan 12 11 tweets 36 min read
Does Dravidian Populism constrain Hindu Nationalism, PART ONE,

pp.99-105, "Whatever Happened to Cultural Nationalism in Tamil Nadu? A Reading of Current Events and the Recent Literature on Tamil Politics" John Harriss in "Decentring the Nation" @AW1010

#ConradsReads ImageImageImageImage Does Dravidian Populism constrain Hindu Nationalism, PART TWO,

pp.106, "Whatever Happened to Cultural Nationalism in Tamil Nadu? A Reading of Current Events and the Recent Literature on Tamil Politics" John Harriss in "Decentring the Nation" @AW1010

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Jan 11 11 tweets 36 min read
The Inherent Impurity of Women; outside traditional society in the Puranas: Yoginis and Courtesans, PART ONE,

pp.158-165, "Womn and the Puranic Tradition", Monika Saxena,

#ConradsReaders The Inherent Impurity of Women; outside traditional society in the Puranas: Yoginis and Courtesans, PART TWO,

pp.166-168, "Womn and the Puranic Tradition", Monika Saxena,

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Jan 11 11 tweets 36 min read
The anti-Sikh Progrom of 1984 and the Communally charged 1984 Lok Sabha elections, PART ONE,

pp.10-17, "What's Happening to India? Punjab, Ethnic Conflict, Mrs Gandhi's Death and the Test for Federalism" Robin Jeffrey,

#ConradsReads ImageImageImageImage The anti-Sikh Progrom of 1984 and the Communally charged 1984 Lok Sabha elections, PART TWO,

pp.18, "What's Happening to India? Punjab, Ethnic Conflict, Mrs Gandhi's Death and the Test for Federalism" Robin Jeffrey,

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