Indias Muslims quiver in the new dawn of an emboldened Narendra Modi

The Hindu nationalist BJPs election victory will change the culture of the nation, the prime ministers critics fear Just after 1.30pm on Friday, the loudspeaker outside Sarai Alawardi mosque crackled to life, and more than a thousand foreheads were touched to the hessian mats that lined the ground. Towering over them were the skyscrapers of Gurgaon, a satellite town south of Delhi that houses technology companies, bowling alleys and other symbols of the new India. A day after the Hindu nationalist prime minister, Modis emphatic re-election has been an isolating experience. The countrys most acrimonious election campaign in recent history was studded with references to unauthorised migrants from Bangladesh as termites, the nomination to parliament of a Hindu accused of …