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Hindu Nationalism

November 23, 2007

Hindu nationalism caught the attention of the world in 1998 when the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party won national elections in India. The party was defeated in 2004, but it continues to govern large Indian states.

This book spans more than 130 years of history. As well as outlining the thoughts of the founding fathers and key intellectual leaders of Hindu nationalism from the time of the Raj to the present, it also includes the writings of famous and lesser known ideologues.

Who is it for? Anyone wishing to understand contemporary Indian politics, society, culture or history.

Presentation: Exceptionally well contextualised and introduced.

Would you recommend it? Yes, an exemplary work on this subject and an exemplary reader.

Alex Danchev is professor of international relations at Nottingham University.

Hindu Nationalism: A Reader. First Edition

Author - Stephen Chan
Publisher - Princeton University Press
Pages - 424
Price - £38.95 and £14.95
ISBN - 9780691130972 and 0989

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