The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics: 1925 to the 1990s : Strategies of Identity-building, Implantation and Mobilisation (with Special Reference to Central India)
Penguin Books India, 1999 - Hinduism - Related to - Politics - History - 596 pages
Although The Peaceful, Inward-Looking Doctrine Of The Hindu Religion Hardly Seems To Lend Itself To Endemic Nationalism, A Phenomenal Surge Of Militant Hinduism Has Taken Place Over The Last Ten Years In India. Indeed, The Electoral Success Of The Hindu Nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (Bjp) Has Proven Beyond Doubt That These Forces Now Pose A Significant Threat To India S Secular Character.
In A Historically Rich, Detailed Account Of The Hindu Nationalist Movement In India Since The 1920S, Christopher Jaffrelot Explores How Rapid Changes In The Political, Social, And Economic Climate Have Made India Fertile Soil For The Growth Of The Primary Arm Of Hindu Nationalism, A Paramilitary-Style Group Known As The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (Rss), Together With Its Political Offshoots. He Shows How The Hindu Movement Uses Religion To Enter The Political Sphere, And Argues That The Ideology They Speak For Has Less To Do With Hindu Philosophy Than With Ethnic Nationalism
The Hindu Nationalist Movement And Indian Politics Makes A Major Contribution To The Study Of The Genesis And Development Of Religious Nationalism, And Is Essential Reading For Anyone Who Seeks To Comprehend The Spread Of Endemic Conflict.
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STIGMATISING AND EMULATING THREATENING
THE STRATEGY OF ETHNORELIGIOUS
OSCILLATION AND HYBRIDISATION
The dual constraints of the Congress system
From dogmatism to pragmatism?
THE MAKING OF A HINDU VOTE?
populism political bhakti
the activists in the forefront
AND RETAIN POWER
THE PARADOX OF THE RAMJANMABHOOMI
an ambivalent tactic
The strategy of ethnoreligious mobilisation in question
Ethnoreligious mobilisation under a double
Electoral progress and increased reliance on notables
Electoral alliances and coalition governments
THE CONTRADICTIONS OF THE 1970s
The central governments fight against communalism
THE HINDU NATIONALISTS IN THE J P MOVEMENT
THE IMPOSSIBLE ASSIMILATION
THE CONVERGENCE OF HINDU NATIONALIST
IO THE HINDU SENSE OF VULNERABILITY
The VHP and building the Hindu nation against the Other
The attempt at Hindu mobilisation
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