About: Hindu nationalism is a research topic. Over the lifetime, 618 publications have been published within this topic receiving 10183 citations.
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TL;DR: The authors argued that the Hindu nationalist movement has successfully articulated the anxieties and desires of the large and amorphous Indian middle class, which attracted privileged groups fearing encroachment on their dominant positions but also impoverished groups seeking recognition around a majoritarian rhetoric of cultural pride, order, and national strength.
Abstract: Analyzing Indian receptivity to the right-wing Hindu nationalist party, this book also explores its political wing, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which claims to create a policy based on "ancient" Hindu culture. The author places the BJP within the context of the larger transformation of democratic governance in India. The text goes on to argue that the Hindu nationalist movement has successfully articulated the anxieties and desires of the large and amorphous Indian middle class. Consequently, the movement has attracted privileged groups fearing encroachment on their dominant positions but also "plebian" and impoverished groups seeking recognition around a majoritarian rhetoric of cultural pride, order, and national strength. This book aims to advance the understanding of democarcy in the post-colonial world.
•01 Jan 1990
TL;DR: In this paper, the continuities and discontinuities between pre-and post-Independence India are discussed and a discussion of political change, political structure and the functioning of government is presented.
Abstract: List of figures and tables Preface List of abbreviations 1. Introduction: continuities and discontinuities between pre- and post-Independence India Part I. Political Change: Introduction 2. Political change, political structure and the functioning of government 3. Parties and politics 4. State and local politics Part II. Pluralism and National Integration: Introduction 5. Language problems 6. Crises of national unity: Punjab, the northeast and Kashmir 7. Communal and caste conflict: secularism, Hindu nationalism and the Indian state Part III. Political Economy: Introduction 8. Politics, economic development and social change 9. Political aspects of agricultural change 10. Conclusion: problems and prospects Bibliography Index.
•01 Jan 2000
TL;DR: Reinventing India as discussed by the authors offers an analytical account of the history of modern India and of its contemporary reinvention, focusing on both economic and political developments, and engaging with the interpretations of India's recent history through key writers such as Francine Frankel, Sudipta Kaviraj and Partha Chatterjee.
Abstract: When India was invented as a "modern" country in the years after Independence in 1947 it styled itself as a secular, federal, democratic Republic committed to an ideology of development. Nehru's India never quite fulfilled this promise, but more recently his vision of India has been challenged by two "revolts of the elites": those of economic liberalization and Hindu nationalism. These revolts have been challenged, in turn, by various movements, including those of India's "Backward Classes". These movements have exploited the democratic spaces of India both to challenge for power and to contest prevailing accounts of politics, the state and modernity.Reinventing India offers an analytical account of the history of modern India and of its contemporary reinvention. Part One traces India's transformation under colonial rule, and the ideas and social forces which underlay the deliberations of the Constituent Assembly in 1946 to consider the shaping of the post-colonial state. Part Two then narrates the story of the making and unmaking of this modern India in the period from 1950 to the present day. It pays attention to both economic and political developments, and engages with the interpretations of India's recent history through key writers such as Francine Frankel, Sudipta Kaviraj and Partha Chatterjee. Part Three consists of chapters on the dialectics of economic reform, religion, the politics of Hindu nationalism, and on popular democracy. These chapters articulate a distinct position on the state and society in India at the end of the century, and they allow the authors to engage with the key debates which concern public intellectuals in contemporary India.Reinventing India is a lucid and eminently readable account of the transformations which are shaking India more than fifty years after Independence. It will be welcomed by all students of South Asia, and will be of interest to students of comparative politics and development studies.
22 Jan 2001
TL;DR: A split public in the making and unmaking of the Ram Janmabhumi movement is discussed in this paper, with a focus on the communication between the communicating thing and its public.
Abstract: Introduction 1. Hindu nationalism and the cultural forms of Indian politics 2. Prime time religion 3. The communicating thing and its public 4. A 'Split Public' in the making and unmaking of the Ram Janmabhumi movement 5. Organization, performance and symbol 6. Hindutva goes global Conclusion.
TL;DR: Kohli and Mehta as mentioned in this paper discuss the historical inheritance of Indian democracy and the dialectics of Hindu nationalism, and discuss the struggle for equality and sharing the spoils in Indian politics.
Abstract: List of contributors Acknowledgements 1. Introduction Atul Kohli Part I. Historical Origins: 2. Indian democracy: the historical inheritance Sumit Sarkar Part II. Political Institutions and Democratic Consolidation: 3. India's federal design and multicultural national construction Jyotirindra Dasgupta 4. Center-state relations James Manor 5. Making local government work Subrata K. Mitra 6. Redoing the constitutional design: from an interventionist to a regulatory state Lloyd I. Rudolph and Susanne Hoeber Rudolph 7. The dialectics of Hindu nationalism Amrita Basu: Part III. Social Demands and Democratic Deepening 8. The struggle for equality: caste in Indian politics Myron Weiner 9. Sharing the spoils: group equity, development and democracy Pranab Bardhan 10. Social movement politics in India: institutions, interest, and identities Mary Katzenstein, Smitu Kothari, and Uday Mehta Bibliography Index.
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