These then are the two things that, so far as I understand it, trouble people who worry about the rise of the ‘right’ (a vague word that wrongly conflates Hindutva with western conservatism). It is clear that majoritarianism is happening in India because Hindutva itself advertises it, and proudly. But to what extent can we attribute authoritarianism to the current government? We cannot. The Indian state is and has always been deeply authoritarian..