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Join historian and biographer Patrick French on Stepwell, the Ahmedabad University podcast, as he talks to eminent scholars from around the world, covering a broad range of topics and perspectives that challenge and transform conventional views.

Episode 7 March 30, 2019

Conservatism in India, with Shruti Kapila

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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Conservatism in India, with Shruti KapilaWhile 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. You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.