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The Seen and the Unseen - hosted by Amit Varma

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The Seen and the Unseen, hosted by Amit Varma, features longform conversations that aim to give deep insights into the subjects being discussed. Timeless and bingeworthy.


Ep. 139: The Gita Press and Hindu Nationalism

The recent victories of political Hindutva were enabled by a century-long cultural movement spearheaded by a publishing house based in Gorakhpur. Akshaya Mukul, author of Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India, joins Amit Varma in episode 139 of The Seen and the Unseen. Themes discussed include the relationship between society and the state, Marwari history, cow, temple, gender, caste, Muslims, Communism, and the spontaneous combustion of virtuous Hindu women.

Also check out:

  1. Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India -- Akshaya Mukul
  2. The Intellectual Foundations of Hindutva -- Episode 115 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Aakar Patel)
  3. Political Ideology in India -- Episode 131 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Rahul Verma)
  4. Religion and Ideology in Indian Society -- Episode 124 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Suyash Rai)
  5. The 2019 Elections -- Episode 122 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Sadanand Dhume)
  6. The BJP's Magic Formula -- Episode 45 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Prashant Jha)

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