Pratinav Anil

Pratinav Anil is the co-author of 'India’s First Dictatorship: The Emergency, 1975-1977', alongside Christophe Jaffrelot.

The rise of Indian cancel culture

In 1975, India’s prime minister Indira Gandhi suspended democracy. The so-called ‘Emergency’ was largely of her own making, giving her the power to rule by decree. Hundreds of prominent writers and journalists, not to mention opposition leaders, were bundled off to jail. Remarkably, that was all it took for the rest to fall in line.