Malevolent Republic, with Kapil Komireddi2 Apr 2020 – 18:00
Journalist Kapil Komireddi talks about his blistering critique of modern India and warns that the country could become Pakistan in another name if secularists do not reclaim it from Hindu nationalists.
Komireddi says the secular country of India’s first prime minister Nehru has given in to Hindu nationalism. The ruling BJP has unleashed forces that are transforming the country and are enabling Hindu extremism and vitriol against the Muslim minority. Komireddi exposes the concessions made to the Hindu right, the distortions of India’s past and the bribes to minorities that led Modi to political victory.
Komireddi was born in India and educated in India and England. His journalism has appeared internationally including in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, the New Statesman, and The Jewish Chronicle.
This event is part of the festival’s programme of Indian literature and culture.
Tickets: £7 – 12.50