The Underside of Things
India and the World : a Citizen's Miscellany, 2006-2011
Badri Raina’s essays written over a period of six years hold a mirror to the neo-liberal world we live in. Focused on south Asia the essays straddle the world of politics, ideology and history. Rich in insight, information, and the range of issues covered, his essays describe contemporary India in the context of the growing inequalities and religious sectarianism that are essential facets of its neo-liberal present. Raina is scathing in his criticism of capitalism and imperialism, and the savagery of the home-grown fascism. His subjects include Hindu nationalism, Kashmir, the North East India, Pakistan, Nepal, the state of the Indian left and various resistance movements.