James TapperFebruary 19, 2014 02:32
NEW DELHI — Change is in the air here in the world’s largest democracy. Later this year, Narendra Modi, the charismatic Hindu nationalist, is likely to become India’s next prime minister. Investors overwhelmingly support him. Even the Obama administration seems convinced, reaching out to a leader long banned from the US over anti-Muslim riots in which 1,000 people died. But accepting Modi also means empowering his supporters. And they have their own agendas — like banning books, films, and even Valentine’s Day.