The RSS has gone from being a shadowy organization with a tenuous existence on the margins, to being the most powerful force in the country today. How did things change so radically? What is it’s relationship with it’s political affiliate the BJP? How does it work to achieve it’s agenda and vision for India? What is it’s history and what are it’s future challenges?
Given how pervasive and influential the RSS is, it’s surprising how little is known about it. On Off Centre Anuradha SenGupta is getting into the mind of the RSS by speaking to academician-scholar and former US State Department South Asia head, Walter K Andersen. His book RSS:The View from the Inside, offers a scholarly view of the functioning and structure of the RSS.
From how it makes critical decisions to managing it’s affiliates and it’s likely role in the 2019 General Elections, get a rare insight into the RSS.