Hindu Nationalism with Achin Vanaik

Perhaps nowhere is the far right stronger than in India. There, the Bharatiya Janata Party, or BJP, continues in power under Prime Minister Narendra Modi after winning a huge victory in this year’s elections. The BJP, however, isn’t just a party. It’s the electoral wing of a Hindu nationalist movement that constitutes the largest and most organized far-right force on earth. A deep dive with Indian scholar Achin Vanaik.

Read some of his recent work:

newleftreview.org/issues/II112/articles/achin-vanaik-india-s-two-hegemonies

jacobinmag.com/author/achin-vanaik

Thanks to Princeton University Press. Check out The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America by Nicholas Buccola press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691181547/the-fire-is-upon-usPlease support this podcast at Patreon.com/TheDig

Topics: India Right-Wing Politics
Guests: Achin Vanaik