Karishma Vaswani looks back on the first leg of the journey on an Indian train, and the people she met. As India Votes 2009 Illustration: Vikash Sharma
KARISHMA VASWANI
In 2002, the Indian state of Gujarat was the scene of the communal mob violence that saw tit-for-tat attacks between Hindus and Muslims. NGOs put the death toll at up to 2,000. As Gujaratis go to the polls on April 30, how far will religion figure in this divided state? theasiamag.com catches up with Soutik Biswas, the BBC's India editor, who is in the state, for a sense of the sentiment on the ground in Gujarat. As India Votes 2009 Illustration: Vikash Sharma  
SOUTIK BISWAS