ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Anu Mandavilli and Raja SwamySubscribe to Anu Mandavilli and Raja Swamy

Trump, ‘Howdy, Modi!’ and the Diaspora: Do Indian Americans Support a Hindutva Agenda?

Events such as "Howdy, Modi!" need to be put in perspective—they are highly mediatised, scripted spectacles financed and designed by teams of dedicated Modi supporters, many of whom are major players in the American branches of the Hindutva movement. Through this article, we explain why the Howdy, Modi! spectacle was neither a turning point in Indian-American politics nor even an accurate reading of where Indian Americans stand with regard to politics and democracy.
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