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last contributed to D+C/E+Z in 2023. She is a Frankfurt-based political scientist.

All articles of Suparna Banerjee


Modi won, but no longer looks invincible

Because masses of India’s left-behind people voted against the incumbent government, its leading party, the Hindu-supremacist BJP, now depends on allies, no longer enjoying a parliamentary majority of its own.


A brief history of Hindu-supremacism in India

Many western observers fail to understand how fundamentally authoritarian the ideology of India’s current government is

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How the Modi government is undermining Indian democracy

Hindu-supremacists are most awkward allies in the fight against authoritarianism internationally

Safe disposal

Sal leaves: a traditional South Asian alternative to plastic

Producing sal-leaf tableware is no longer only an informal micro-scale business in India

Higher learning

How universities in India and Germany differ

A social scientist from Kolkata shares her experiences after completing her PhD at Bonn University

Global affairs

How western diplomats should approach India

India is an indispensable giant, but human rights and democratic principles matter too

Environmental law

Humankind needs more stringent environmental regulations

Online courses on the UNEP website help to get a deeper understanding of international law

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Disaster control

How to manage global risks effectively

Due to the climate crisis, disasters happen more frequently and with greater damage. We need better communication and information to deal with them

Collective trauma

The man behind the Auschwitz trials

Fritz Bauer, a German judge of Jewish origin, is remembered in Germany for helping the country learn about what happened in the Nazi era

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Identity politics

The painful partition of India

How colonial India became two and eventually three different countries

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