New commentaries on the recent UP elections in India by David Gellner and colleagues

With colleagues Sanjay Kumar Pandey (JNU) and Shashank Chaturvedi (Indraprastha College, Delhi University), David Gellner has published two op-eds trying to explain the BJP's victory in the recent UP elections: 

'Understanding Modi’s magic — impressions from Eastern UP' in The Hindu

'How BJP Won Hearts and Minds in UP' in The Pioneer