The last decade has witnessed a global surge in far right activity both on the ground and in seats of power. In this panel, organizer Dr Kheya, Vidya Dinker, Dr Justin Podur, Dr Eviane Leidig and Prof. Apoorvanand examine the factors that led to this quasi-synchronised and synergistic rise in India and Europe.
Vidya Dinker is an activist who lives in coastal Karnataka, India. She is a social justice warrior, with special interest in gender justice and food rights.
Prof. Justin Podur is an activist and a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction with a passion for anti-imperialism.
Dr Eviane Leidig is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism in The Hague, Netherlands and an affiliate at the Center for Research on Extremism at the University of Oslo. Her research specializes in the far right, gender, and online radicalization, recruitment, and propaganda in India and the West.
Prof. Apoorvanand teaches Hindi at the Delhi University. He has authored several books and numerous scholarly as well as popular articles in both Hindi and English. He is also a sociopolitical activist for progressive causes in the Indian and global context.
*This event is part of the EU-India People’s Summit. The organizers are not responsible for the opinions expressed. The People’s Summit is a non-partisan, non-bureaucratic festival of ideas.*