It was not about "Muslim rage." It was a rebellion against a Westernized, undemocratic technocracy.
For Pankaj Mishra's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Making a better future requires an unsentimental reckoning with the past.
The widely embraced political certainties of the 1980s and 1990s are dead, and those who still cling to them are condemned to repeat, "I was wrong."
Trump's much-derided, frequently written off and ultimately successful candidacy has exposed the intellectual inadequacies and political perils of mono-journalism.
Myanmar's new government should strive to accomodate the country's ethnic minorities through greater autonomy and federalism.
The rise of a rabid majoritarianism is part of a larger rejection of politics based on reason and dialogue.
Trumpism, or the politics of hate and fear, suffered a major defeat last week with the election of a Muslim as mayor of London.
The global elites' competence and moral legitimacy are being questioned like never before.
Like anti-Semitism, Islamophobia breeds in the swamp of fear and insecurity that is truly the modern world for many people.
Religious extremism in South Asia is symptomatic of a larger phenomenon: the shattering of the postcolonial order under the stresses of a massive economic and demographic transition.