Coronavirus Crisis in India

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Mon, 05/17/2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Patricia Kullberg speaks with Dr. Swati Birla about how Primer Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling BJT party set the stage for the coronavirus catastrophe currently unfolding in India and how radical right-wing and anti-Muslim forces in India are attempting to take advantage of the crisis to consolidate their political stranglehold on the country. Dr. Birla is a physician and feminist activist engaged in anti-caste and anti-racist work with the collective Sanhati and the Global Prison Abolitionist Collective. She is currently completing a doctorate degree in sociology at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  

Burial Grounds: Image by REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui TPX

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