The State of Exception Goes Viral

Partha Chatterjee
2020 The South Atlantic Quarterly  
The recent protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act have been widespread, spontaneous, and without the active sponsorship of political parties. They have brought out on the streets thousands of students and women who have never before participated in political rallies. What is the significance of this movement as a point of resistance against authoritarian Hindu nationalism? What does it mean for the future of Indian democracy?
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