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The dark side of Modi's election victory

Divisive campaign rhetoric leaves many Indians feeling insecure

In Narendra Modi’s India, playing the nationalist card means playing the religious community card. (Photo by Kosaku Mimura)

How India has changed in a decade. On the surface, it is a story focused on economic growth and of rising prosperity, even if the benefits are very unevenly spread.

But Prime Minister Narendra Modi's crushing victory in the recent parliamentary elections shows there is another, much darker narrative under way -- one of increasing insecurity and division.

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