This interview of Nalin Mehta for The Hindu by Nistula Hebbar appeared in The Hindu on Books Podcast on 15 March 2022. Listen to the full podcast here
Nalin Mehta speaks to us on his new book ‘The New BJP: Modi and the Making of the World’s Largest Political Party’
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