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The furies of Indian communalism : religion, modernity, and secularization

Author: Achin Vanaik
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moving beyond purely theoretical considerations, he assesses India's political future, the possible obstacles to the development of communalism, and the forces that exist on the Left which might be brought into alliance to halt the march of chauvinism.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vanaik, Achin.
Furies of Indian communalism.
London ; New York : Verso, 1997
(OCoLC)643970081
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Achin Vanaik
ISBN: 1859849210 9781859849217 1859840167 9781859840160
OCLC Number: 36066021
Description: ix, 374 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Reflections on Communalism and Nationalism in India --
3. Religion, Modernity, Secularization --
4. Communalism, Hindutva, Anti-Secularists: The Conceptual Battleground --
5. Situating the Threat of Hindu Communalism: Problems with the Fascist Paradigm --
6. The Communalization of the Indian Polity.
Responsibility: Achin Vanaik.

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Placing the politics of Hindu nationalism and anti-Muslim hatred in a global context, the author explains the specific nature and modernity of communalism, distinguishing it both from fascism and  Read more...

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