This essay reviews Anustup Basu's book Hindutva as Political Monotheism (2020) in the context of current debates over Hindu political theology after the Bharatiya Janata Party's electoral wins of 2014 and 2018. The book charts the consolidation of Hinduism as a monotheistic imperative ever since its inception in the second decade of the nineteenth century, and its axiomatic place in present‐day masculinist majoritarian India—“Modi's India.” This review places the book's historical reading of political Hinduism and its arguments on an informatic Hindutva mediascape (Hindutva 2.0) alongside recent books with similar ambitions.

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