Felix Pal is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political and Social Change, Australian National University (ANU). His research focuses on the diversity of Indian Muslim responses to resurgent Hindu nationalism. He is currently writing his dissertation on the Muslim Rashtriya Manch, the Muslim "wing" of the violently Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Felix received his Bachelor of Arts (Islamic Studies) from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Asia-Pacific Studies (Hons)(Hindi) at the ANU.