A New York Times editorial has declared it “A New Chapter for America and India.” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a point to reach out to the United States, and he visited America for a second time at the end of September.
Does Modi’s Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, or “BJP,” also spell a new chapter for the world’s most populous democracy? What role does religion play in everyday Indian politics? And how does India—with a rising population and facing serious environmental issues—view itself on the world stage?
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