Is BJP Conservative?

@inproceedings{Iwanek2019IsBC,
  title={Is BJP Conservative?},
  author={Krzysztof Iwanek},
  year={2019}
}
This article will consider whether the Bharatiya Janata Party (the BJP), the party currently ruling India, may be considered conservative. The author will use Swapan Dasgupta’s 2015 lecture on conservatism as a starting point for further deliberations. While agreeing with some of Dasgupta’s points, the author will conclude that the defining elements of Indian conservatism which he had proposed can, at the same time, define Hindu nationalism as well. To find the difference between the two, the…