Sneha Krishnan
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Why is romance political?
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This chapter comments on why questions about love and romance increasingly occupy a central place in political debate in India. Focusing on the intimate scale at which caste and communal politics play out, it argues that young women’s bodies are iterated as sites at which ideas about nationhood and culture come to cohere. In doing so, it uses examples from the author’s ethnographic research conducted from 2012 onwards in the city of Chennai.

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Democracy, development and India’s 2019 general election



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