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Hindu Nationalism Before Modi

April 22, 2022 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


The Department of Economics, Philosophy and Political Science invites you to attend a talk with Dr. Vinay Sitapati.

India’s Narendra Modi has been a hundred years in the making and this talk provides the backstory.

The talk begins with the creation of Hindu nationalism, moves on to the 1980 formation of the Bharatiya Janata Partyand ends with its first national administration, from 1998 to 2004.

By revisiting these events, we can trace the Modi government’s current dominance of Indian politics all the way back to its origins.

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About the Speaker 

Dr. Vinay Sitapati is associate professor of Political Science at Ashoka University (India) and is currently a visiting associate professor at Princeton University. He has degrees from Harvard Law School and a PhD from Princeton University.

Dr. Sitapati is also the author of two bestselling books—Half-Lion: How P.V. Narasimha Rao Transformed India and India Before Modi: How The BJP Came to Power. His works have appeared in the Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, the Harvard Black Letter Law Journal and the International New York Times


April 22, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Library Building (LIB)
3287 University Way
Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7 Canada
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Additional Info

Room Number
LIB 317
Registration/RSVP Required
Yes (see event description)
Event Type
Arts and Humanities, Culture and Diversity
Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Students