New Delhi: As the BJP clinched a landslide victory twice to Lok Sabha in India, it has generated interest among students and faculty members in Indonesia to know more about the party, and hence a book on the history of how the BJP has grown up is all set to become part of a course in the Islamic University of Indonesia. An announcement in the regard has been made by a faculty member in the university. Also Read - Woman Who Chanted Pakistan Zindabad Had Naxal Links, Says Karnataka CM; Facebook Post Says Otherwise
Titled as Bhartiya Janata Party Past, Present & Future, Story of World’s Largest Political Party, the book is written by Shantanu Gupta and it will become part of the syllabus for undergraduate students of South Asian studies in the Department of International Relations. Also Read - Facebook Invests in Leading Education-tech Startup Unacademy
Talking more about it, Hadza Min Fadhli, a faculty member in the Department of International Relations in the university, said that there is a growing interest among academicians in Indonesia to know more about the BJP as the party has won two general elections in India.
He further added that the book will be part of the syllabus for south Asian studies for undergraduate courses in the department of international relations.
Saying that he came to know about the book recently, Hadza said he was on a visit to India recently as part of the Kautilya Fellowship programme organised by the India Foundation.
“We in Indonesia also intend to further strengthen our relations with India and therefore it is important to understand its ruling party BJP. We expect the BJP will also intend to do the same,” Hadza said.
Saying on how the book was selected for the syllabus, author Shantanu Gupta said that global recognition of his work is immensely satisfying for any author.
The book describes the saffron party as the latest political manifestation of the years of nationalist movements that India has seen.