In India, New Tolerance for Intolerance
In May, Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government swept to power on his promise to revive investment, boost manufacturing and create jobs. “Acche Din Aa Rahe Hain,” his election slogan claimed: “Good days are on their way.” Many influential commentators -- from U.S.-based economists and center-right think-tankers to Madhu Kishwar, a well-known Indian feminist writer--- vigorously endorsed Modi’s credentials as an economic modernizer or Vikas Purush, “Development Man.”
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