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Hindu Nationalism by Christophe Jaffrelot
Book DescriptionHindu nationalism came to world attention in 1998, when the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won national elections in India. Although the BJP was defeated nationally in 2004, it continues to govern large Indian states, and the movement it represents remains a major force in the world's largest democracy. This book presents the thought of the founding fathers and key intellectual leaders of Hindu nationalism from the time of the British Raj, through the independence period, to the present. Spanning more than 130 years of Indian history and including the writings of both famous and unknown ideologues, this reader reveals how the "Hindutuva" movement approaches key issues of Indian politics. Covering such important topics as secularism, religious conversion, relations with Muslims, education, and Hindu identity in the growing diaspora, this reader will be indispensable for anyone wishing to understand contemporary Indian politics, society, culture, or history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780691130989
(216mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Christophe Jaffrelot
Pakistan Paradox, Paperback (May 2015)
A fresh political history of Pakistan that explains the resilience of the state and its people and how both persevere against the odds.
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A study of the sociological profile of Indian political personnel at the state level. It examines the individual trajectory of 16 states, from the 1950s to 2000s, exploring the evolution of the caste background of their elected representatives known as Members of the Legislative Assembly, or MLAs.
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Author Biography - Christophe Jaffrelot
Christophe Jaffrelot is director of the Centre d' Etudes et de Recherches Internationales (CERI-Sciences Po/CNRS) in Paris. His books include "India's Silent Revolution: The Rise of the Lower Castes in North India".
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