Speaking the nation (2019)

the oratorical making of secular, neoliberal India

in: Oxford scholarship online

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Untangling the logical, lexical and semantic patterns of the multiple official speeches of Indian prime ministers, 'Speaking the Nation' gauges how the Indian state has been projected by different governments in different times, in the face of challenges from internal and external actors that put pressure on its leaders to safeguard their status as legitimate elites in power.