Because India Comes First: Reflections on Nationalism – A Discussion in Bangaluru
A discussion on book by Sri ram Madhav “Because India comes first”
At Bangalore Bharti Vidhya Bhavan Ingurated by Mohandas Pai, ex chairman of Infosys
Mr. Kiran Kumar, social media head And main person Mr. Sri Ram Madhav Speak to people at occassion.
For the last few decades, Ram Madhav—formerly the national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party—has been observing and participating in Indian politics. Drawing from his years of involvement in politics, Madhav’s essays discuss a range of issues that are at the heart of contemporary debates in India: democracy as the responsibility of the head of state, rule of law, peace and public order, Mahatma Gandhi and Gandhi-ism, Ambedkar’s ideals, empowerment of women, Indian judiciary, the Ram Janmabhoomi case, abrogation of Article 370, the legacies of Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Arun Jaitley, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s learnings in governance.
Because India Comes First also delves into the decisions made by the BJP-led government over the last few years, diplomatic relationships with India’s neighbours and the confrontations with China. Madhav enquires into Indian policymaking and asserts that, going ahead, it must put India first. He calls out liberal fascism, deconstructs our understanding of terrorism in India, argues that opposition to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act is intellectually dishonest, explores how learnings from Black Lives Matter can be applied in the Indian sphere and explains why protests should be rooted in Martin Luther King Jr.’s non-violent approach and not anarchy. The essays in this volume weave a broad tapestry of India’s growth into a soft power, and predicts how it will shape up over the next few decades. A must read for those who believe in the new idea of India, and for those who accept that there are two sides to every debate.
About the Author
Ram Madhav (born 22 August 1964) is an Indian politician who served as the National General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was a member of the National Executive of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and has authored Uneasy Neighbours: India and China after Fifty Years of the War (2014).