Ravinder Kaur
Associate Professor of Modern South Asian Studies, University of Copenhagen

Ravinder Kaur is a historian of contemporary India. She is associate professor of modern South Asian studies at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. Her books include Since 1947: Partition Narratives among Punjabi Migrants of Delhi (2nd ed, 2018) and Brand New Nation: Capitalist Dreams and Nationalist Designs in 21st-Century India (2020).

Written by Ravinder Kaur

New Delhi, 6 June 1994. Photo by Sunil Malhotra/Reuters

Essay/
Nations and empires
Brand India

How a country used myth and mystique to tempt global investors – and seeded a toxic Hindu nationalism in the process

Ravinder Kaur