Roundtable on Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age by Shruti Kapila
Shruti Kapila (University of Cambridge) will visit Lund for a roundtable on her recently published book Violent Fraternity: Indian Political Thought in the Global Age (Princeton University Press, 2021).
The event is co-arranged by SASNET and the Department of Political Science. Jens Bartelson, Catarina Kinnvall and Ted Svensson will act as discussants.
The Princeton University press described the book as following:
"Violent Fraternity is a major history of the political thought that laid the foundations of modern India. Taking readers from the dawn of the twentieth century to the independence of India and formation of Pakistan in 1947, the book is a testament to the power of ideas to drive historical transformation.
Shruti Kapila sheds new light on leading figures such as M. K. Gandhi, Muhammad Iqbal, B. R. Ambedkar, and Vinayak Savarkar, the founder of Hindutva, showing how they were innovative political thinkers as well as influential political actors.
A compelling work of scholarship, Violent Fraternity demonstrates why India, with its breathtaking scale and diversity, redefined the nature of political violence for the modern global era."