The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in India

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Oxford University Press, 2000 - History - 245 pages
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This volume examines a key stage in the development of Hindu nationalism as a political ideology. It focuses on various movements during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century which sought to mobilize Hindus by advocating specific ideas of what it meant to be Hindu. It situates the ideology in the broad context of colonial rule, particularly with respect to the roots of Indian nationalism and the impact of colonialism on religion and caste. Much of the current literature on Hindu nationalism begins with the 1920s, and this book provides essential background material.

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Contents

The State and the Hindu Religion in
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Indian Nationalism and Representations of Hinduism
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Imagining the Constituency of Hindus in
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John Zavos is Lecturer in South Asian Studies at University of Manchester, UK.

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