About Yash Sharma

I am a PhD student in Political Science at the University of Cincinnati with a background in International Relations and Comparative Politics. My thesis is on the mobilization practices of Hindu nationalist groups in India since 2014 with a specific focus on between-election mobilization, political communication, and anti-minority violence. My general interests are in the areas of religion and politics, right-wing nationalism, democratic erosion, sports and politics, and South Asia studies.

Yash Sharma is a PhD student in Political Science at the School of Public and International Affairs, University of Cincinnati. His research is focused on the interactions of political mobilization and anti-minority violence within Hindu nationalist organizations in India. Twitter. Email: sharmaym@mail.uc.edu

NBN Episodes hosted by Yash:

Rina Verma Williams, "Marginalized, Mobilized, Incorporated: Women and Religious Nationalism in Indian Democracy" (Oxford UP, 2023)

April 2, 2024

Marginalized, Mobilized, Incorporated

Rina Verma Williams
Hosted by Yash Sharma

How has the participation of women in Hindu nationalist politics in India changed over time? More broadly, what has their changing participation meant…

Yamini Narayanan, "Mother Cow, Mother India: A Multispecies Politics of Dairy in India" (Stanford UP, 2023)

February 11, 2024

Mother Cow, Mother India

Yamini Narayanan
Hosted by Yash Sharma

India imposes stringent criminal penalties, including life imprisonment in some states, for cow slaughter, based on a Hindu ethic of revering the cow …

Ruchi Chaturvedi, "Violence of Democracy: Interparty Conflict in South India" (Duke UP, 2023)

August 21, 2023

Violence of Democracy

Ruchi Chaturvedi
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In Violence of Democracy: Interparty Conflict in South India (Duke UP, 2023), Ruchi Chaturvedi tracks the rise of India’s divisive politics through cl…

Moyukh Chatterjee, "Composing Violence: The Limits of Exposure and the Making of Minorities" (Duke UP, 2023)

May 20, 2023

Composing Violence

Moyukh Chatterjee
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In 2002, armed Hindu mobs attacked Muslims in broad daylight in the west Indian state of Gujarat. The pogrom, which was widely seen over television, l…