The Clash Within: Democracy, Religious Violence, and India's Future

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Harvard University Press, Jun 30, 2009 - History - 432 pages
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While America is focused on religious militancy and terrorism in the Middle East, democracy has been under siege from religious extremism in another critical part of the world. As Nussbaum reveals in this penetrating look at India today, the forces of the Hindu right pose a disturbing threat to its democratic traditions and secular state. Nussbaum's long-standing professional relationship with India makes her an excellent guide to its recent history.
 

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Quite a distressing book.
After reading for a while I realized that the book doesn't contain any positive ideas of its own but instead stresses solely to point out what is negative . In fact
portrays everything negative.
I don't think the author has read books of Mr Rajiv Malhotras books which are quite boldly puts up his points and concludes with the constructive suggestions.
To me the country which shies away from its own identity and relies on foreign accounts to understand itself is slow killing of the country itself. Here the author relying on the similar material and thought process.
 

Contents

Introduction
1
Genocide in Gujarat
17
The Human Face of the Hindu Right
52
Tagore Gandhi Nehru
80
A Democracy of Pluralism Respect Equality
122
The Rise of the Hindu Right
152
Fantasies of Purity and Domination
186
The Assault on History
211
The Education Wars
264
The Diaspora Community
302
The Clash Within
330
Chronology
339
Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations
345
Notes
347
Index
383
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Martha C. Nussbaum is Ernst Freund Distinguished Service Professor of Law and Ethics at the University of Chicago.

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