Christophe Jaffrelot is Research Director at CNRS and teaches South Asian politics and history at Sciences Po (Paris), Professor of Indian Politics and sociology at the King’s India Institute (London) and Global Scholar at Princeton University. He has been visiting professor at Columbia University, Yale University and Johns Hopkins University. Arguably one of the world’s most respected writers on Indian society and politics, his publications include The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, 1925 to the 1990s, India’s Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India, and Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability: Analysing and Fighting Caste. His latest book is The Pakistan Paradox: Instability and Resilience. He has also co-edited with Laurent Gayer, Muslims in Indian Cities: Trajectories of Marginalization.