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While Conservatism hasn’t emerged as a political ideology in India, it has had a continuing influence on political thinking. On this episode of the Stepwell podcast, Patrick French talks to Shruti Kapila, a Historian at Cambridge University, about how Conservatism can be seen as a disposition rather than an ideology. Why can we consider Gandhi a radical conservative or Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel a statist? Kapila details how this disposition has influenced politicians in India for eras, from Gandhi and Tilak to present day Congress.
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