Nalin Mehta on how India became a BJP-centric polity | The Hindu on Books Podcast

Nalin Mehta speaks to us on his new book ‘The New BJP: Modi and the Making of the World’s Largest Political Party’

March 15, 2022 05:00 pm | Updated March 16, 2022 01:14 pm IST

In this episode, we are joined by Nalin Mehta, author of ‘The New BJP: Modi and the Making of the World’s Largest Political Party’, a book that looks at the factors behind the rise of the BJP to a position of hegemony in Indian politics. How did India become a BJP-centric polity, from first being ruled mostly by the Congress, to a period of coalitions drawn from regional players and socialists and then a bipolar system? Mehta examines all these templates.

Guest: Nalin Mehta, Political scientist, author and journalist

Host: Nistula Hebbar, Political Editor, The Hindu

Edited by Reenu Cyriac

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