Power And Piety
Power And Piety - S1E5: Saffron Revolution
In this episode, Mobeen Azhar investigates the resurgence of Hindi nationalism in India in journey from Varanasi to Mumbai. He reveals how the spirit of Hindutva threatens tolerance and diversity in the world’s biggest democracy.
Across the world, passionately held religious faith inspires conflict and violence. From Yangon to Utah, some believers preach intolerance – even murder. Mobeen Azhar is a journalist and film maker: his Muslim family is from Pakistan but he grew up between two worlds in Britain. He has seen first-hand how beliefs can fuel intolerance. In this 5-part series, Mobeen embarks on an epic journey to find out why religious beliefs that preach a message of compassion, can be harnessed to serve very different ends.