Author profile: Nikita Malik

Nikita Malik

Nikita Malik is a PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Cambridge, where her research specialties include politics in the Middle East and labour relations in South Asia. She holds a BA (Hons) in Economics and Management and an MSc in South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford. Email

How are Nationalist Politics and Religious Faith Related?

How are Nationalist Politics and Religious Faith Related?

Whilst the use of religion as a ‘defence mechanism’ may reinforce ‘exclusion for inclusion’ concepts, to argue that it is the cause and consequence of Hindu nationalist politics would be limited.

SAARC: United Dream or Regional Nightmare?

SAARC: United Dream or Regional Nightmare?

Weak institutions, norms, and domestic regimes play key roles in explaining the lack of success of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation in sustaining collaboration.

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