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Nabanjan Maitra

Nabanjan Maitra is Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas, Austin, where he teaches courses on the Religions of South Asia and Sanskrit. He holds a PhD in the History of Religions from the University of Chicago with a focus on Hinduism.

Women from various districts are seen near cut-outs of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a rally held by Modi on December 21, 2021 in Allahabad, India.

Why Narendra Modi Presents Himself as a Guru

Drawing on traditions of monastic power, Modi’s party is trying to promote the image of India as a vishwaguru, or teacher to the world.