Divine Enterprise: Gurus and the Hindu Nationalist Movement
Through shrewd marketing and publicity, Hindu spiritual leaders can play powerful roles in contemporary India as businessmen and government officials. Focusing on the organizations and activities of Hindu ascetics and gurus, Lise McKean explores the complex interrelations among religion, the political economy of India, and global capitalism.In this close look at the business of religion, McKean traces the ideological and organizational antecedents to the Hindu nationalist movement. The Indian state's increasing patronage of Hindu institutions makes competition for its support greater than ever. Using materials from guru's publications, the press, and extensive field research, McKean examines how participation by upper-caste ruling class groups in the Divine Life Society and other Hindu organizations further legitimates their own authority.With a remarkable selection of photographs and advertisements showing icons of spirituality used to sell commodities from textil
- ASIN: 0226560104
The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India
A detailed account of the Hindu nationalist movement in India since the 1920s arguing that political uneasiness, created by real and imagined threats of colonialism and the presence of minority groups, paved the way for militant Hinduism on the Indian subcontinent.
- ASIN: 0231103352
The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics 1925-1994: Social and Political Strategies
In a historically rich, detailed account of the Hindu nationalist movement in India since the 1920s, 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 argues that political uneasiness, created by real and imagined threats of colonialism and the presence of minority groups, paved the way for militant Hinduism on the Indian subcontinent. He shows how the Hindu movement uses religion to enter the political sphere, and argues the ideology they speak for has less to do with Hindu philosophy than with ethnic nationalism, borrowing form modern European models.
- ASIN: 0670860867
Power of Ideology: The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India
The book is a modest attempt to critically analyze the Hindu Nationalist movement in India since pre-independence period to till date. The book is divided into three parts, part one contains four chapters which critically locate and analyze the reasons of the growth of Hindu nationalist Sangh Parivar in India. The second part is state specific study, it covers three chapters, Chapter five and Six critically analyzes Ashutosh Varshney's work on Kerala and Gujarat to conclude that it is not the pre-existing local networks whose presence or absence causes communal violence or lack of violence. It concludes that in Kerala the different political parties and people's loyalty to it has caused the communal harmony and in Gujarat; the powerful presence of Sangh Parivar in the state has resulted into series of well organized communal violence in recent years. Chapter seven compares the similarities and differences between Non-party terrorism and Party Terrorism in India. Last section is a book review of Pradip Kumar Datta's work, titled, Heterogeneities: Identity Formations in Modern India, New Delhi: Tulika Books, 2010.
- ASIN: 3659205214
Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics, 1925 to the 1990's by Christophe Jaffrelot (1999-01-03)
- ASIN: B01FJ0A5DM
[(The Hindu Nationalist Movement in India)] [By (author) Christophe Jaffrelot] published on (September, 1998)
- ASIN: B009CPX2WW
The Hindu Nationalist Movement and Indian Politics 1925-1990s: Strategies of Identity-Building, Implantation and Mobilisation (with Special reference to Central India.)
- ASIN: B001CYINCU
New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements in Developing Societies
Applying an intercultural and comparative theoretical approach across Asia and Africa, this book analyses the rise and moderation of political movements in developing societies which mobilise popular support with references to conceptions of cultural identity. The author includes not only the Hindu nationalist movement but also many Islamist political movements in a single category – New Cultural Identitarian Political Movements (NCIPM). Demonstrating significant similarities in the pattern of evolution between these and European Christian Democracy, the book provides an instrument for the analysis of these movements outside the parameters of the fundamentalism debate. The book looks at a number of key variables for understanding the evolution of NCIPM, and it goes on to analyse the transition of developing societies from rent-based political economies to capitalism and the (partial) failure of this transition process. It argues that there is a need to incorporate economic and class analysis in the study of political processes in developing societies against the continuing emphasis on cultural factors associated with the "cultural turn" of social sciences. The book is an interesting contribution to studies in South Asian Politics, as well as Comparative Politics.
- ASIN: 1138948152
Darkness Everywhere: The Assassination of Mohandas Gandhi
On January 30, 1948, Mohandas Gandhi, the world's most revered champion of nonviolent civil disobedience, was murdered in cold blood by a man he'd never met. Gandhi was legendary―in his native India and around the globe―as the Mahatma, a "great soul." So why did Nathuram Godse, an ardent Hindu nationalist, murder him? Darkness Everywhere traces the remarkable journey of one of the twentieth century's most unconventional warriors―and his assassins―to their fateful encounter in Delhi. This is a story of Gandhi's great achievements, the enemies who brought him down, and the legacy that continues to inspire the fight for freedom and justice around the world.
- ASIN: 0761354832
Mobilizing Religion and Gender in India (Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series)
Religious nationalists and women’s activists have transformed India over the past century. They debated the idea of India under colonial rule, shaped the constitutional structure of Indian democracy, and questioned the legitimacy of the postcolonial consensus, as they politicized one dimension of identity. Using a historical comparative approach, the book argues that external events, activist agency in strategizing, and the political economy of transnational networks explain the relative success and failure of Hindu nationalism and the Indian women’s movement rather than the ideological claims each movement makes. By focusing on how particular activist strategies lead to increased levels of public support, it shows how it is these strategies rather than the ideologies of Hindutva and feminism that mobilize people. Both of these social movements have had decades of great power and influence, and decades of relative irrelevance, and both challenge postcolonial India’s secular settlement – its division of public and private. The book goes on to highlight new insights into the inner dynamics of each movement by showing how the same strategies - grassroots education, electoral mobilization, media management, donor cultivation - lead to similarly positive results. Bringing t...
- ASIN: 1138493422
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