For the United States, the loony right didn’t exist in India until grisly pictures from Gujarat shocked the US administration out of its complacency. It also ballooned the ranks of NGOs and academics warning about the inimical influence of Hindu extremists.
In November 2015, Donald Trump sat down for an interview with Stephen Bannon, executive chairman of the Breitbart News Network, a far-right news and opinion site. In the course of the conversation, Bannon made the startling assertion that Silicon Valley has far too many Asian CEOs. An ominous portent of things to come? It certainly seems so today.