Christophe Jaffrelot is a Paris-based French scholar who teaches in American universities every fall semester. He is known for his work on Hindu nationalism, caste politics and Dalits in India. His books include The Hindu Nationalist Movement, published by Penguin India, Dr Ambedkar and Untouchability and India's Silent Revolution, both published by Columbia University Press, and Religion, Caste and Politics in India, published by Primus Books. Among his coedited volumes are Pakistan: Nationalism without a Nation? (Zed) and Armed Militias of South Asia (Hurst).