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Fascinating Hindutva : saffron politics and Dalit mobilisation

Author: Badrī Nārāyaṇa
Publisher: Los Angeles : SAGE, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Study conducted in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states, India.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Badrī Nārāyaṇa
ISBN: 9788178299068 8178299062
OCLC Number: 228363075
Description: xiii, 195 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : pastness and politics --
Saffron imagining of the local : a communal map of an Indian village --
Exploring Dalit militia : local cultures and communal politics --
Making of a warring hero : Hindutva politics of memory and forgetting --
Creating popular politics : caste histories and BJP's electoral discourse --
Legend war : mapping the political mobilisation of the Nishads --
The politics of cultural resources : the Mushahars of North India --
Saffronisation of a Dalit hero : the story of Salhes of North Bihar --
The path traversed and the way ahead.
Responsibility: Badri Narayan.

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Examines how, aided by other Hindutva forces like RSS and VHP, the strategies of BJP for mobilizing dalits rests on reinterpreting their Hindu past and unifying them under the metanarrative of  Read more...

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