'The power of populism': Episode 2Play
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Populism is on the rise across the globe, from Turkey to Hungary to Brazil.
And in the world's largest democracy, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has ushered in a sweeping, economic modernization plan for all Indians.
But he's also cracked down on the nation's civil society.
The nation's massive Muslim minority also fears Modi's ties to India's Hindu nationalism movement.
“You cannot be a liberal democracy without minority protection," Ashutosh Varshney says.
India takes center stage in episode two of On Point's special series The power of populism.
Pranab Bardhan, distinguished professor emeritus of economics at the University of California, Berkeley.
Ashutosh Varshney, director of the Saxena Center for Contemporary South Asia. (@ProfVarshney)
Arvind Panagariya, professor of Indian political economy at Columbia University. (@APanagariya)
Raksha Kumar, freelance journalist focusing on press freedom and human rights in southeast Asia. (@Raksha_Kumar)