Yoga and Violence: International Yoga Day and Indian Religious Politics

Here is a link to a recent RSIS Commentary I did on this topic, and also to one by Juhi Ahuja – one of our Research Analysts – on the same area.

My paper explores links between the prevalence of Hindu militancy and the advocacy behind International Yoga Day, and can be found here:

https://www.academia.edu/15464320/Yoga_and_Violence_International_Yoga_Day_and_Indian_Religious_Politics

Juhi Ahuja’s piece explores International Yoga Day in relation to India’s “soft power”:

http://www.rsis.edu.sg/rsis-publication/srp/co15155-international-yoga-day-controversy-indias-soft-power-or-modis-hindu-agenda/#.Ve0yW03z6M8

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