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Making India Hindu
Making India Hindu

Making India Hindu

by David Ludden

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Oxford University Press


0195682750 - Year: 2007 - Pages: 350



David Ludden

Author: David Ludden
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Year: 2007
Language: English
Pages: 350
ISBN/UPC (if available): 0195682750


For the past few decades, powerful political forces have sought to make the Indian state Hindu. Their rising influence since 1980 has occurred during a period of radical change in Indian society and politics, and has been accomplished by electoral means as well as by organized violence.

The 1996 elections have been a major test of their power and the influence of Hindu majoritarianism among the Indian electorate. Thirteen prominent scholars from India, Europe and the United States provide perspectives from the fields of political science, religious studies, history, art history, and anthropology, comparing trends in India with ethnic, regions, and cultural movements in other parts of the world.

The second edition has been brought up-to-date with a new preface in which Ludden provides an incisive analysis of the 2004, elections and highlights direct and indirect operations of Hindutva inside India’s political mainstream. It also carries a revised bibliography.



Ayodhya: A Window on the World
David Ludden

I. Mobilizing Hindutva:
1. The iconography of Rama's Chariot
Richard H. Davis
2. Mass movement or Elite Conspiracy? The Puzzle of
Hindu Nationalism
Amrita Basu
3. Communal Mobilization and Changing Majority in Uttar Pradesh
Zoya Hasan
5. Mass media: Images, Mobilization, and Communalism
Victoria L. Farmer

II. Genealogies of Hindu and Muslim:
6. Music, the Media and Communal Relations in North India,
Past and Present
Peter Manuel
6. Soldier Monks and Militant Sadhus
William R. Pinch
7. Imagining Hindurashtra: The Hindu and the Muslim in
Bankim Chandra's writings
Tanika Sarkar
8. The Myth of Unity: Colonial and National Narratives
Mushirul Hasan

III. Community and Conflict:
9. Contesting in Public: Colonial Legacies and
Contemporary Communalism
Sandria B. Freitag
10. Communalism and Modernity
Richard G. Fox
11. Writing Violence
Peter Van Der Veer
12. Indian Nationalism and the Politics of Hindutva
Sumit Sarkar




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