Clean India! Symbols, Policies and Tensions

  title={Clean India! Symbols, Policies and Tensions},
  author={Robin Jeffrey},
  journal={South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies},
  pages={807 - 819}
  • Robin Jeffrey
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Political Science
  • South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies
This essay assesses the Swachh Bharat! or Clean India! campaign of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government. The essay identifies the immense scope of the task—to create a ‘clean India’ by 2019—the pressures that make improved public sanitation urgent and the prime minister's experience in the state of Gujarat that may encourage him to believe that achievements are possible. The essay gauges the political risks and benefits for a prime minister noted for his media proficiency and keen sense of… 
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