Danger Of Hindutva To Secular India
Religious revivalism or Hindutva as it is known - has the dimensions of sustained movement with ambitions of political and cultural reform. Its rheotric of Hindu supremacy, virulent with the demonization of minorities and exaggerated threats to national identity, resonates among many members of the conservative upper and middle classes. This growing grassroots support has emboldened the movement and placed its ideologies into public office, from local government to Parliament. Most nationalists are organized into political, cultural and social organizations. The first Hindutva organisation formed was the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, founded in 1925. A prominent Indian political party, the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is closely associated with a group of organisations that advocate Hindutva. They collectively refer to themselves as the "Sangh Parivar" or family of associations, and include the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Bajrang Dal and the Vishva Hindu Parishad.
R R CHOUDHARY
R. R Choudhary MA PhD in Philosophy has 10 years teaching experience and his fields of specialization are Intercultural Philosophy, Cross- Cultural Philosophy of Religion and Modern India and Western Philosophy. He is at present Senior Lecture in Philosophy and had attended and participated in several seminars and symposiums.
Preface V 1. Hindu Revivalism and the Hindutva Movement -- Pg. 1 2. At The Mercy of Hindu Nationalism -- Pg. 25 3. Hindutva and Multiculturalism -- Pg. 45 4. Gandhian and Secularist Critique of Hindutva -- Pg. 87 5. Hindutva and Cultural Nationalism -- Pg. 113 6. Hindutva: The Brahman Conspiracy -- Pg. 133 7. Hindu Nationalism: Origins, Ideologies and Modern Myths-- Pg. 155 8. The Concept of Hindu Nation -- Pg. 173 9. The Nation of "Hindu Fascism" -- Pg. 195 10.The Emergence of Hindu Nationalism in India -- Pg. 281 Bibliography -- Pg. 289 Index -- Pg. 293