Another BP Podcast is up. You can listen on Libsyn, Apple, Spotify, and Stitcher. Probably the easiest way to keep up the podcast since we don’t have a regular schedule is to subscribe at one of the links above.
You can also support the podcast as a patron (the primary benefit now is that you get the podcasts considerably earlier than everyone else…this podcast was posted a while ago).
I loved the podcast and even MJ felt it was the best one we had done so far. Professor Devji touches upon:
(1.) how the BJP mobilises votes (the modernist party)
(2.) the Muslim question and the coded language concerning it (“appeasement politics” / vote banks)
(3.) the fact that a lot of Hindutva’s aims are to remove governmental control of Hinduism (in a way it can’t control minority religions) as opposed to “Hinduism controlling the government.”
(4.) Caste politics and how Hindutva frames the discourse
(5.) whether the “Overton Window” in India has shifted.
I’m hoping to get him to speak at Cambridge Majlis next term since he’s such a knowledgeable speaker.
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