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Journal of Asian Studies (2010) 69 (2): 634–636.
Published: 01 May 2010
... Nayaran does not pursue a broad theoretical agenda, Fascinating Hindutva remains a valuable ethnographic account of the seemingly paradoxical connection between Hindutva and Dalit mobilization. BJP outreach also includes the outcaste Musahar caste, which often works trapping rats and living off...
Journal of Asian Studies (2008) 67 (3): 881–915.
Published: 01 August 2008
...Manu Bhagavan Abstract In the early twentieth century, Hindutva, or Hindu nationalism, was a philosophy premised on exclusivist notions of “nation-ness” and “nation-state-ness.” India, proponents claimed, had since the earliest times been the pitrabhumi and the punyabhumi of Hindus—their fatherland...
Journal of Asian Studies (2007) 66 (4): 1185–1187.
Published: 01 November 2007
...Deepa S. Reddy Finally, at several junctures in the text, Banerjee seems to call for “radical critique” (pp. 118, 137), “going against the grain” (p. 146), and “actually challenging many of the fundamental assumptions of the family” (p. 150). Hindutva women may creatively negotiate gender...
Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (2): 371–390.
Published: 01 May 1997
... as the Shiv Sena continued to focus on local, nativist issues alone, its political appeal beyond the metropolitan reach of Bombay city was limited. And yet, its turn to the ideology of Hindutva would have been of less far-reaching implications were it not for the party's organizational strengths (including...
Journal of Asian Studies (2003) 62 (4): 1269–1271.
Published: 01 November 2003
... University in New Delhi, he has mentored innumerable students, and as a prolific writer on Indian politics, he has gained respect, popularity, and authority among all who follow developments in India. His current book examines the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) rise to power and the resurgence of Hindutva...
Journal of Asian Studies (2013) 72 (2): 417–421.
Published: 01 May 2013
..., Ahmedabad's Gandhian labor movement, and the textile mill-owning elites controlled the levers of state power. Then, in the 1970s, the mills, and with them the union and the older elite coalitions, collapsed, while the Congress split at the national level. The advocates of Hindutva, an alliance of religion...
Journal of Asian Studies (1999) 58 (2): 560–562.
Published: 01 May 1999
... how the "myth of Muslim unity" and the revanchism of the forces of Hindutva gradually alienated large sections of Indian Muslims, some of whom turned to the Pakistan movement in the mid-1940s while others felt the edge of "difference" in the violence of the subcontinent's partition (1947...
Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (3): 612–614.
Published: 01 August 2022
...: Hindutva. The first chapter of this volume recounts this early history. Jaffrelot argues that Hindutva's efficacy was limited until 2014, when the BJP, led by Narendra Modi, won sufficient seats to govern without the need for a coalition. The second chapter recounts the personal and political rise of Modi...
Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (4): 1150–1152.
Published: 01 November 2021
... own direct observations, and numerous interviews. On the topic of the rise of Hindutva in India (chapter 2), Kingston makes crucial updates to Ashis Nandy's 1991 assessment. Between the early 1990s and 2018, India went through a surge of violent chauvinist politics and clashes, which Kingston...
Journal of Asian Studies (2014) 73 (2): 305–308.
Published: 01 May 2014
... the eleventh century on, politically suppressed. Such a cardboard-cutout caricature survives in much of India's tabloid media, as well as in textbooks informed by a revivalist, aggressively political strand of Hinduism, or “Hindutva.” Though useful for stoking primordial identities or mobilizing support...
Journal of Asian Studies (2022) 81 (4): 689–705.
Published: 01 November 2022
...Vanya Vaidehi Bhargav Abstract Lala Lajpat Rai is increasingly viewed in historiography as a “Hindu nationalist” with a strong affinity with Savarkarite Hindutva. This article demonstrates that during the Khilafat movement, Lajpat Rai articulated a secular Indian nationalism that was sensitive...
Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (1): 225–226.
Published: 01 February 2021
... and religion which lie in the interstices between them—while rejecting their violent and oppressive pasts—and ponders the possible contours of an “Indian way of thinking.” Yet the interstitial spaces between science and religion are precisely where Hindutva bionationalism resides—and the argument does...
Journal of Asian Studies (2009) 68 (3): 1017–1019.
Published: 01 August 2009
... of “Hindutva,” the union of politics and religion, had destroyed the important Babri Mosque in North India, inflaming religious passions and evoking violence throughout the country. By the time Shani completed the writing and publication of the book, the pogrom of 2002 had occurred—she discusses it in her last...
Journal of Asian Studies (2018) 77 (2): 552–554.
Published: 01 May 2018
... The sweeping victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 general elections brought the Indian polity's contentious relationship with Hindutva or Hindu nationalism to the foreground. Although winning only 31 percent of the popular vote, India's “first past the post” system gave the new prime...
Journal of Asian Studies (2021) 80 (2): 522–524.
Published: 01 May 2021
... religion and ecology does not always take a Hindutva turn,” the book could have been further enriched by an examination of the growing, though by no means total, synergistic connections between pahari Hinduism and Hindutva over the last decade. This critique aside, Mountain , Water , Rock , God...
Journal of Asian Studies (2000) 59 (2): 469–470.
Published: 01 May 2000
... In his final essay, he debunks the claims of present-day proponents of "Hindutva" in a remarkably eclectic meditation on the relationship between myth and history. Most existing studies of Indian nationalism have tended to underplay the role of revolutionary terrorism in influencing colonial...
Journal of Asian Studies (1997) 56 (4): 1135–1137.
Published: 01 November 1997
... with this volume's perspective that communal identities are constructed, not pre-given, the essays grouped under "Mobilizing Hindutva," written by Richard H. Davis, Amrita Basu, Zoya Hasan, and Victoria L. Farmer, locate the sudden rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party from a "peripheral" to a "powerful electoral force...
Journal of Asian Studies (2003) 62 (4): 1267–1269.
Published: 01 November 2003
..., and as a prolific writer on Indian politics, he has gained respect, popularity, and authority among all who follow developments in India. His current book examines the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) rise to power and the resurgence of Hindutva as doctrine, emotion, and political instrument. The central question...
Journal of Asian Studies (2004) 63 (4): 1189–1191.
Published: 01 November 2004
... decline of the strong center/one party model; and the current post-1991 third period, the hallmarks of which are economic liberalization, the increasing in uence of hardline Hindu nationalism (Hindutva), and the movement from one-party rule to a system of coalition government. The third period also sees...
Journal of Asian Studies (2005) 64 (3): 779–781.
Published: 01 August 2005
... Hindu mythology were historically accurate (p. xix). Such research is suspect in its aim to substantiate an interpretation of India s past that validates Hindutva agendas of the present and reveals the postcolonial desire to reclaim one s own past and the impulse to reassign meanings that support...