Corbyn, the Hindu far-right and Israel's partisans

This article was written just before the UK elections. While it did not predict a Tory landslide, it did indicate, correctly, that the BJP’s campaign for Johnson was not likely to have much impact in Harrow, Brent North , Southall and in Leicester East  which are key areas with Gujarati populations. In each case, MPs from the same party as before were returned. However the Leicester East election where ex-Labour MP Keith Vaz’s seat was being contested was a remarkable struggle.

Caste discrimination and the Votebanks of Britain's Hindu Right

JUST days before the UK general election, the National Council of Hindu Temples (UK) (NCHTUK) published an article on their website eulogising Theresa May and describing in glowing terms how she had visited the Swaminarayan temple and met representatives of the Hindu Forum of Great Britain, the Vishva Hindu Parishad, the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh (the overseas wing of the RSS), the Overseas Friends of the BJP and various British Hindu Tory politicians.

'We are the lions, Mr Manager' Revisiting the Grunwick Strike

HISTORY: This July marks the 40th anniversary of the celebrated Grunwick strike in Britain, in which mainly South Asian women workers in a photo-processing factory in North London went on strike against low pay, poor working conditions and racist abuse from the management. The strike gained massive support and turned into an unprecedented workers' movement, but was ultimately betrayed by the trade union leadership.