Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay

Nilanjan Mukhopadhyay embarked on a career in journalism in the early 1980s and is best known for reportage and analysis on the rise of Hindu organisations, their politics and agitations. He was among the first journalists to write extensively on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid conflict from the late 1980s. He has tracked the political and electoral emergence of the BJP and its allies from that period. His first book, The Demolition: India at the Crossroads (1994), was among the first books on the Ayodhya discord and rise of Hindutva. He later wrote the acclaimed biography, Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times (2013). His most recent book, The RSS: Icons of the Indian Right, was published in 2019. He is also a regular columnist and contributor to several leading newspapers and web portals and a well-known face on Indian television news and video channels as commentator and host. An unabashed college drop-out, Nilanjan lives in India’s National Capital Region.

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