Narendra Modi’s makeover and the politics of symbolism

@article{Sen2016NarendraMM,
  title={Narendra Modi’s makeover and the politics of symbolism},
  author={Ronojoy Sen},
  journal={Journal of Asian Public Policy},
  year={2016},
  volume={9},
  pages={111 - 98}
}
  • Ronojoy Sen
  • Published 7 April 2016
  • Political Science
  • Journal of Asian Public Policy
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