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Hindutva ideology

Saffron Terror and Hindutva Ideology

By Dr Seema Khan Samuel Huntington’s ideas may have seemed far-fetched to some in 1992 when he predicted future wars to be “not between countries,...

Hindutva Hegemony and Future of Democratic Struggles

By Harish S Wankhede The Hindu right wing has remai­ned a reactionary force towards the Dalits, Adivasis, Muslims, students, feminists and other marginalised communities. Their...

Veer Savarkar: Ideologue of Hindutva

Vinayak Damodar (“Veer”) Savarkar can, with some justice, be described as the inspirational force behind the resurgence of militant Hinduism in contemporary India. His...

The Intrinsic Limits of Hindutva as an Ideology of the Indian State

Beyond the pictures of funeral pyres in abandoned quarries, beyond the wails of women beseeching hospital officials to admit their relatives gasping for oxygen,...

Hindutva and the Meaning of Modernity

Religious nationalism is ubiquitous today. Hindu, Buddhist, Sikh, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim variants wield influence across the globe. Some have attempted to explain religious nationalism’s...

Reflections on the Babri Masjid verdict

The landmark verdict by India's supreme court regarding the former site of the famous Babri Masjid, which was demolished by a large mob of...

The new age politics of gender in the Hindutva movement and faith-based identity contestation

On the evening of September 5, 2017, barely two steps away from her residence in southwest Bangalore, journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead by...

Exposing Hindutva: An Ideology of Hindu Fascism

Part I: Introduction to Hindutva (Extreme Hindu Nationalism/Hindu Fascism) The current ruling political party of India the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stems from an ideology...

How Hinduism Became a Political Weapon in India

VARANASI, India—The seven pandits draped in cloth of gold are clearly competing against the five in saffron. In front of thousands of assembled pilgrims,...