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The Hindu nationalist movement and Indian politics, 1925-1994 : social and political strategies

Author: Christophe Jaffrelot
Publisher: London : C. Hurst, 1996.
Series: Office of Head of Government.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A study of the Hindu nationalist phenomenon, exploring the movement's use of religious symbolism and popular iconography, thereby combining anthropology and political history. It looks at the RSS, the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, the BJP and the VHP.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christophe Jaffrelot
ISBN: 1850651701 9781850651703
OCLC Number: 422877509
Notes: Index, bibliography.
Target Audience: For adults.
Description: 576 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 14 cm.
Contents: The RSS as a movement for social reform (1925-1948); Nehru's secularist struggle; the Jana Sangh - a party of the long term; the competition for legitimacy; the first Hindu political mobilization - the Cow Protection Movement of 1967; the new Vajpayee Line; precipitous integration; the former Jan Sangh - a pillar of the Janata Party; the return of the RSS and the strategy of Hindu mobilization; a favourable context; the rallying of the BJP.
Series Title: Office of Head of Government.
Responsibility: by Christophe Jaffrelot.

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