18
March 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | The Ideological Origins of India’s BJP

Virtual Event | The Ideological Origins of India’s BJP

Past Event
Online Only
March 18, 2022
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers perform a salute towards the RSS flag during Shastra Puja ceremony (weapon worship) on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, on October 25, 2020, in Amritsar, India. (Getty Images)
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Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) volunteers perform a salute towards the RSS flag during Shastra Puja ceremony (weapon worship) on the occasion of Vijayadashmi, on October 25, 2020, in Amritsar, India. (Getty Images)
18
March 2022
Past Event
Speakers:
Professor Walter Andersen

Former Administrative Director, South Asian Studies Programs, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University

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Eric B. Brown

Senior Fellow

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Aparna Pande

Research Fellow, India and South Asia

This event will premiere on this page at 10:00 a.m. EDT, Friday, March 18. Register for the event here

Anyone seeking to understand the rise of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) must become acquainted with its ideological mentor, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Professor Walter Andersen has spent decades researching the RSS and BJP, has extensive contacts in both organizations, and is author of books including “The RSS: A View to the Inside.” Please join Aparna Pande, director of Hudson Institute’s Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, and Senior Fellow Eric Brown for a conversation with Walter Andersen on the influence of the RSS on India’s political environment.

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