How Hindu Nationalism Could Shape the Election

For Politico Magazine, Sonia Paul reports that Hindu nationalism is seeping into American politics through advocacy organizations and activists’ pressure on Indian American politicians. “These Hindutva advocates hope to use the ideology as a wedge issue for the roughly 1.9 million Indian American eligible voters in this country, who represent one of the fastest-growing and wealthiest immigrant groups in the United States,” she writes. Progressive Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna, who is Hindu, has faced criticism from Hindu activists. “I certainly will never bow my convictions because of a special interest lobby,” he told a town hall.


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