Swapan Dasgupta

Swapan Dasgupta holds one of the twelve presidentially appointed seats in the Rajya Sabha, the 245-member upper house of India’s Parliament. He earned a doctorate in history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. His journalism and commentary have appeared in numerous publications including the Telegraph and the Sunday Times of India, to which he currently contributes fortnightly columns.

January 2019, Volume 30, Issue 1

India Under Modi: The Establishment Overreacts

Charges that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his party threaten liberal-democratic safeguards are best understood as the overheated reaction of an insular elite that is still struggling to come to terms with its democratic displacement from power.