Mug shot of the Indian political activist Nathuram Vinayak Godse who shot Mahatma Gandhi  in January  1948. Photograph:  Mondadori via Getty Images

Last Sunday, in a nondescript building in the Indian city of Gwalior, 320km south of Delhi, a large crowd of men gathered. Most wore bright saffron ha(...)

BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur with  supporters at her residence in Bhopal on May 23th,  the day of vote results  in India’s general election. Photograph: Gagan Nayar/AFP/Getty Images

Nearly half of India’s newly elected MPs face an assortment of criminal charges, with prime minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janat(...)