India's election season kicked off on 7 April and will continue until 16 May. In place of my regular India Links, here is the second edition (part 1 here) of the best election-related reading of the week:

Is Modi committed to minority rights? Comparisons with fascism, often made, are too facile. India simply does not have the conditions of 1930s Germany. But will he take India towards a Sri Lankan-style majoritarianism? This is a more relevant question.