Amazoncom: hindu nationalism in india and the politics of fear (9780230603851): d anand: books. Bharatiya janata party and the rise of hindu in the indian political divisive aspects of hindu nationalism and find other issues to. Hindu nationalism should be distinguished from nationalism of the indian national congress, or congress party, often referred to as indian nationalism. Last month, indian voters handed a sweeping victory to a political party that has historic ties to a hindu extremist group that believes that india—the polyglot, multi-faith subcontinent—is in fact a hindu nation. Available in: paperback william gould explores what is arguably one of the most important and controversial themes in twentieth-century indian history.
Perhaps 80% or more of all indians identify themselves as hindus what this means exactly is a tricky business, for no one text or organisation can lay claim to hinduism likewise with hindu nationalism, a political ideology that is expressed differently by a variety of groups which share little more than a family resemblance. It was the political and institutional context of indian politics in the 1980s, and not hindu nationalist ideology per se, that facilitated the emergence of the bjp5 for bjp hindu nationalism equates indian-ness with hindutva (hindu-ness)11 as the threat that nationality based on territory and not religion. This book presents the thought of the founding fathers and key intellectual leaders of hindu nationalism from the time approaches key issues of indian politics. Hindu nationalism has two simultaneous impulses: a commitment to the territorial integrity of india as well as a political commitment to hinduism given india's turbulent history of hindu-muslim relations, it is unlikely that.
This article proceeds from a critical reading of the role of religion for nation-building in india in particular, the authors discuss how the indian notion of secularism relies upon a number of religious legacies manifest in a gandhian notion of what constitutes religious and political communities. It found its final expression in john locke’s political philosophy, and it was in that form that it influenced american and french nationalism in the following century american nationalism was a typical product of the 18th century. Last year, the election of prime minister narendra modi signalled a new era in india politics: promises of extraordinary transformation and economic development, but also a turn to right-wing hindu nationalism, which has been accused of anti-muslim, anti-minority rhetoric. Modi’s india: caste, inequality and the or will modi’s hindu nationalism resurface the more reactionary rise of religion in politics hindu nationalism.
39 south asian studies a research journal of south asian studies vol 28, no 1, january – june 2013, pp39-54 hindu nationalism and the political role of hindu. Likewise with hindu nationalism, a political ideology that is expressed differently by a variety of groups which share little more than a family resemblance sometimes they band together as the sangh parivar, the family of organisations.
This paper traces the origin and development of the phenomena termed as hindu nationalism argument in the hindu nationalist movement and indian politics. The hindu nationalist movement in india [christophe jaffrelot] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a detailed account of the hindu nationalist movement in india since the 1920s arguing that political uneasiness. A short history of the rise and rise of hindu nationalism in india written by been targeted for its well-established traditions of political activism in.
Hindu nationalism a dominant force now 25 years since the babri mosque demolition, hindutva has gained tremendous strength under the leadership of charismatic bjp politician and prime minister, narendra modi the babri mosque destruction changed indian politics forever. Why india's nationalist surge is stoking tensions: quicktake before entering politics, modi was a member of the main hindu hindu nationalism. While hindu nationalism may preach both democracy and authoritarianism, its aim encapsulated in savarkar's slogan to hinduize politics and militarize hinduism involves a 'specific construction of hindu self - a virile, masculine, aggressively communal self' which is intolerant 'of other conceptions of hinduism' (basu et al, 1993: ix.
After nearly nine months in office, indian prime minister narendra modi is facing a fearsome enemy: a resurgent militant, chauvinistic, and violent hindu nationalism the identity of this threat is significant, considering that modi’s political beliefs are deeply rooted in the hindutva movement. Hindu nationalism, diaspora politics and nation-building in india catarina kinnvall and ted svensson this article proceeds from. Hindu nationalism has been collectively referred to as the expressions of social and political thought, based on the native spiritual and cultural traditions of the indian subcontinent. The origins of hindutva or militant and revivalist hindu chauvinism can be traced back to the early 20th century british rule in india hinduism is a religion unlike others, especially the abrahamic faiths, in that you are born a hindu but you cannot be converted into one through any ceremony. Such a perspective, this paper analyzes the relationship between the masculinization of hindu nationalism and female political participation. The rss is part of the sangh parivar, a conglomerate of hindu nationalist organizations spanning religion, politics and defense of the faith hindu nationalism and modi's challenges modi embodies the past, present and future of.