Violence and fraternity in Indian political thought | The Hindu On Books podcast

Shruti Kapila speaks to us on her book ‘Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age’ 

Updated - August 16, 2022 05:00 pm IST

Published - July 20, 2022 03:22 pm IST

As the title, Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age, suggests, Shruti Kapila’s latest book deals with fraternity, violence and sovereignty. Her core argument is that violence has not been as distant from India’s politics as we have been told. In this episode, Kapila talks about the role of violence in the making of the Indian republic. Zeroing in on the ‘power of ideas’ in instituting the political foundations of modern India, Kapila also looks at the role of Buddhism.

Host: Varghese K. George

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