Shinzo Abe (Self)Lal Krishna Advani (Self)Véronique Augereau (Narrator)Mukulika Banerjee (Self - Anthropologist, London School of Economics, UK)Emmanuèle BondevilleMathieu BuscattoGuy ChapellierMarie ChevalotBernard GabayLouise Lemoine TorrèsJean RieffelChristophe Seugnet
Never before has India been so powerful on the international scene. Never before has "the world's largest democracy," according to an ever-present cliché, implemented a policy as openly nationalistic, pro-religion (in this case Hinduism) and authoritarian as that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leader of the BJP, the Indian People's Party. Triumphantly re-elected in May 2019, after succeeding the sixty-year rule of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty in 2014, he has methodically built up a power that he is constantly strengthening, with a double revenge to take on history: to restore what he presents as the original purity of India before the Mughal and British invasions, and to give it a central place in the international order. According to him, "the 21st century will be the century of India".