Zoya Hasan

Indian Council of Social Science Research, National Fellow

Zoya Hasan, formerly Professor of Political Science at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, is currently National Fellow, Indian Council of Social Science Research. She has been the Dean of the School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University and Chairperson of the Centre for Political Studies, JNU. Professor Hasan has been a member of the National Commission for Minorities, Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), National Book Trust, Board of Governors, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, and Chairperson of the Eleventh Five-Year Plan Working Group on 'Empowering the Minorities (2007-2012). She is currently a member of the Hindu Centre for Politics and Public Policy.

Professor Hasan's recent books include Congress After Indira: Policy, Power, and Political Change (1984-2009), Politics of Inclusion: Castes, Minorities and Affirmative Action; Quest for Power: Oppositional Movements and Post-Congress Politics in Uttar Pradesh; and Unequal Citizens: A Study of Muslim Women In India (co-authored with Ritu Menon).


Situation Report


India’s history of rich religious pluralism is under increasing peril from a rising tide of Hindu nationalism, with international leaders expressing fears about the country “splitting along religious lines,” writes Zoya Hasan.

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